Boykinia richardsonii (Hook.) Gray
FamilySaxifragaceae — APG family: Saxifragaceae
SynonymsSaxifraga richardsonii Hook., Therofon richardsonii (Hook.) Ktze., Saxifraga nelsoniana Hook. & Arn.
Common namealaska boykinia
DescriptionStems with dark-brown, capitate glands, from very thick caudex, with dark- brown roots and dark-brown leaf bases, basal leaves reniform to suborbicular- cordate; acutely dentate to shallowly lobed, glabrous above, with scattered coarse hairs on nerves below, ciliate with coarse, capitate glands in margin; stem leaves small, the upper lanceolate; sepals ovate-lanceolate, acute, glandular; petals elliptic- lanceolate to obovate, acute, strongly nerved, white or pink, especially at base; stamens 5; follicles divergent, with long, slender beak and capitate stigma.
EcologySubalpine forests, tundra meadows, along creeks, to at least 1,800 meters. De- scribed from the Arctic shore between the Mackenzie and Coppermine Rivers.
A very showy endemic, almost certainly a relict from the late Tertiary. (See color section. )
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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.