Larix laricina var. alaskensis (Wight) Raup
FamilyPinaceae — APG family: Pinaceae
SynonymsLarix alaskensis Wight.
Common nametamarack
DescriptionSmall tree, up to 10 meters tall, with brownish bark, horizontal branches, and thin crown extending far down on trunk; leaves deciduous, blue-green, in fascicles of 10-20 on short spur branches.
EcologyMuskegs, moist places, usually scattered; according to A. E. Porsild, a decided calciphile. Described from America.
Range within area of interest is still somewhat unclear, since known localities are rather scattered. Alaskan tamarack, not a well-marked variety, differs in having proportionately longer, more papery, cone scales, often enrolled at margins, and in having bracts lacking the projecting mucronate point. Circumpolar map indicates range of entire species complex; cross on Alaskan map marks a locality for fossil L. laricina.
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.