Ligusticum mutellinoides subsp. alpinum (Ledeb.) Thell.
FamilyUmbelliferae — APG family: Apiaceae
SynonymsPachypleurum alpinum Ledeb., Ligusticum macounii Coult. & Rose, Podistera macounii (Coult. & Rose) Math. & Const., Orumbella macounii (Coult. & Rose) Coult. & Rose., Ligusticella macounii (Coult. & Rose) Math. & Const.
DescriptionStem up to 20 cm tall, usually shorter, from a stout, many-headed, vertical caudex, with remains of previous year’s sheaths; leaves all basal, glabrous, mostly 2-pinnate, with acute or somewhat acute teeth; petioles with broad, scarious tooth at base; umbel with 5-20 rays; involucre with several, linear-lanceolate, often toothed or lobed leaves; involucels 5-10; petals obovate, emarginate, white; fruit broadly ovate with thick ribs, the marginal ribs slightly broader.
EcologyStony, dry places on tundra and in the mountains, to over 1,700 meters. L. mutelli- noides described from Switzerland, subsp. alpinum from Altai.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. mutellinoides.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.