860811 Antennaria crymophila A.E. Porsild
Central Canada: Present only in the Borderline Arctic
Shrub Tundra: Present only in the Borderline Arctic
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Rare
- A.E. Porsild, Sargentia 4: 69 (1943). Holotype (CAN): Canada: the Northwest Territories, the Mackenzie River Delta, East branch, 6840-55'N, 21. July 1934, leg. A.E. Porsild.
Geography: American Beringian: (CAN).
Notes: Male plants are unknown; agamospermous. Antennaria cryophila occurs in the Borderline Arctic as its type locality is in the eastern part of the Mackenzie River Delta (Porsild and Cody 1980). Porsild and Cody (1980) otherwise mapped it from a group of non-arctic localities in eastern Alaska. This range is not very consistent and the species is dubious. Porsild and Cody indicated relationships to more southern Rocky Mountains species. Bayer (1996, 2006) included A. crymophila in his A. alpina collective. Chmielewski (1998) did not list it among his synonyms in that group. The name A. crymophila is most probably synonymous with something but we are not sure what. Its very restricted American Beringian range (Porsild and Cody 1980) falls entirely inside that of A. media subsp. compacta, see that taxon.
- Antennaria [8608,genus]