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Taxon: Betula nana L.

Genus: Betula
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: 10-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Aug-1998
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • alpine birch   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • Arctic dwarf birch   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Arctic dwarf birch   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Betula nana subsp. nana]
  • Arctic dwarf birch   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Betula nana subsp. exilis]
  • 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)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Krasnoyarsk, Western Siberia, Yakutia-Sakha
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kamchatka
  • EUROPE
    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: 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

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Betula nana L.:


Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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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: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?7117 (23 November 2014)

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