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Arctagrostis latifolia BB-1913.jpg
Arctagrostis latifolia [1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Arctagrostis
Griseb., 1852[2]
Type species
Arctagrostis latifolia
(R.Br.) Griseb.[3]

Arctagrostis is a genus of Arctic and Subarctic plants in the grass family, native to colder parts of Europe, Asia, and North America.[4]

  1. Arctagrostis arundinacea (Trin.) Beal - Siberia, Russian Far East, Alaska including Aleutians, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, British Columbia
  2. Arctagrostis latifolia (R.Br.) Griseb. - Finland, Norway, Svalbard, European + Asiatic Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Alaska, Greenland, Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Labrador, Ontario, Québec)
formerly included[5]

see Dupontia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1913 illustration from Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. - An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 201.
  2. ^ Grisebach, August Heinrich Rudolf. 1852. Flora Rossica 4(13): 434-435 in Latin
  3. ^ Tropicos, Arctagrostis Griseb.
  4. ^ Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  6. ^ The Plant List search for Arctagrostis
  7. ^ Tolmatchev, A. I. 1964. Gramineae. 2: 1–274. In A. I. Tolmatchew Arkticheskaia Flora SSSR
  8. ^ Böcher, T. W., K. Holmen & K. Jacobsen. 1968. Flora of Greenland (ed. 2) 312 pp
  9. ^ Fredskild, B. 1996. A phytogeographical study of the vascular plants of West Greenland (62o20'-74o00'N). BioScience 45: 1–157

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