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Taxon: Betula nana L.

Genus: Betula subgenus: Betula section: Apterocaryon
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Betuloideae
Nomen number: 7117
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:983. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 15-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-Sep-2015
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • alpine birch   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • Arctic dwarf birch   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • dwarf birch   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • bouleau nain   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • dvärgbjörk   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Krasnoyarsk, Western Siberia, Yakutia-Sakha
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kamchatka
    Northern Europe: Finland; Iceland; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part
    Southeastern Europe: Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan




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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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