Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Saxifraga aleutica Hultén
Catalog Number: US 1631561
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): O. E. G. Hultén
Year Collected: 1932
Locality: Rat Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
  • Syntype: Hultén, O. E. G. 1936. Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 522.
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Syntype for Saxifraga aleutica Hultén
Catalog Number: US 156145
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): L. M. Turner
Locality: Atkha Isld., Atka Island, Alaska, United States, North America
  • Syntype: Hultén, O. E. G. 1936. Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 522.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Windswept ridges and summits, in fine screes and talus to at least 610 m elevation. In prostrate shrub-herbaceous tundra.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled

Reasons: Endemic to the central and western Aleutian Islands, Alaska, where it is known from high mountain peaks.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: A very distinctive endemic species of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

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