Diapensia lappenica subsp. obovata (F. Schm.) Hult.
FamilyDiapensiaceae — APG family: Diapensiaceae
SynonymsDiapensia lapponica var. obovata F. Schm., Diapensia obovata (F. Schm.) Nakai.
DescriptionLoosely, sometimes very densely, tufted, forming cushions; leaves obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, thick, lustrous, yellowish-green, 1-nerved; sepals yellowish- green, corolla 5-lobed, white.
EcologyRocks and gravel in the mountains, to at least 1,500 meters. D. lapponica de- scribed from Lapland, subsp. obovata from Sakhalin.
Specimens with rose-colored corolla (var. rosea Hult.) found at Hatcher Pass, north of Anchorage. Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. lappénica.
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.