Dupontia fisheri

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Dupontia fisheri
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Supertribe: Poodae
Tribe: Poeae
Genus: Dupontia
D. fisheri
Binomial name
Dupontia fisheri
  • Melica fisheri (R.Br.) Spreng.
  • Graphephorum fisheri (R.Br.) A.Gray
  • Dupontia fisheri var. flavescens Hook. & Arn.
  • Donax kotzebuensis Trin.
  • Poa pelligera Rupr.
  • Poa psilosantha Rupr.
  • Dupontia psilosantha (Rupr.) Griseb.
  • Arundo hyperborea Trin. ex Steud.
  • Graphephorum fisheri var. psilosanthum (Rupr.) A.Gray
  • Graphephorum psilosanthum (Rupr.) E.Fourn.
  • Dupontia pelligera (Rupr.) Rupr. ex Nyman
  • Dupontia fisheri var. pelligera (Rupr.) Trautv.
  • Dupontia fisheri var. psilosantha (Rupr.) Trautv.
  • Arctagrostis humilis K.Richt.
  • Dupontia psilosantha var. flavescens (Hook. & Arn.) Vasey
  • Dupontia micrantha Holm
  • Colpodium langei Gand.
  • Dupontia fisheri var. aristata Mate ex Polunin
  • Dupontia fisheri f. micrantha (Holm) Polunin
  • Dupontia fisheri f. psilosantha (Rupr.) Polunin
  • Dupontia fisheri subsp. psilosantha (Rupr.) Hultén
  • Dupontia fisheri f. aristata (Mate ex Polunin) Lepage
  • Dupontia fisheri subsp. pelligera (Rupr.) Tzvelev

Dupontia is a genus of Arctic and Subarctic plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5]


The only known species is Dupontia fisheri, common name tundragrass.[6] It is native to northern Canada (Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, + the 3 Arctic Territories), plus Alaska, Greenland, Svalbard, and Russia (Asian + European).[1][7]

formerly included[1]

see × Arctodupontia, Graphephorum


  1. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Brown, Robert. 1823. Chloris Melvilliana. A list of plants collected in Melville Island , by the officers of the expedition: with characters and descriptions of the new species 32–33
  3. ^ Kharkevich, S.S., Probatova, N.S. & Novikov, V.S. (1985). Sosudistye rasteniia sovetskogo Dal’nego Vostoka 1: 1-383. Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie, Leningrad
  4. ^ Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  5. ^ Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  6. ^ US Department of Agriculture plants profile, Dupontia R. Br., tundragrass
  7. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora