Salix arctophila Cockerell
FamilySalicaceae — APG family: Salicaceae
DescriptionProstrate shrub, with dark, trailing branches; leaves dark green and shiny above, pale bluish-green below, elliptic to obovate, rounded or somewhat acute in apex, glabrous, entire in the margin or essentially so; catkins erect on leafy peduncles; bracts obovate, purplish to blackish toward tip, long-haired; capsules often reddish, pubescent, or [f. leiocarpa (Anderss.) Fern. (S. arctica subsp. groenlandica var. leiocarpa Anderss.)] glabrous, with styles 1-1.5 mm long; gland short and broad, about half as long as pedicels.
EcologyWet places on tundra and in mountains. Described from eastern and western Greenland.
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.