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3. Draba aleutica Ekman, Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 522, figs. 3c,d. 1936.

Draba behringii Tolmatchew

Perennials; (densely matted); caudex branched (with persistent leaf remains, some branches terminating in sterile rosettes); scapose. Stems unbranched, 0.04-0.4 dm, usually pubescent throughout, sometimes glabrous basally, trichomes simple, 0.1-1 mm, with 2-rayed ones. Basal leaves (densely imbricate); rosulate; petiolate; petiole base and margin ciliate, (trichomes simple, to 1.4 mm); blade oblanceolate to spatulate or obovate, 0.4-0.8(-1) cm × 2-3.5(-4.5) mm, margins entire, surfaces usually sparsely to densely pilose with simple trichomes, to 1.4 mm, with much fewer, stalked, 2-rayed ones, (sometimes surfaces glabrous, or adaxially only, midvein obscure abaxially). Cauline leaves 0. Racemes (1 or) 2-5(-9)-flowered, ebracteate, not or slightly elongated in fruit; rachis not flexuous, pubescent as stem. Fruiting pedicels divaricate, straight, 1.5-4(-6) mm, pubescent, trichomes simple with fewer, 2-rayed, stalked ones. Flowers: sepals oblong, 2-3 mm, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, (trichomes simple); petals yellowish green to pale yellow, linear-oblanceolate, 3-4 × 0.5-0.8 mm; anthers oblong, 0.4-0.5 mm. Fruits broadly obovoid to subglobose, plane, slightly flattened, 3-5 × 3-4.5 mm; valves glabrous or pubescent, trichomes simple, 0.1-0.3 mm; ovules 4-8 per ovary; style 0.1-0.4 mm. Seeds oblong, (slightly flattened), 1.4-1.8 × 0.9-1.1 mm.

Flowering May-Jul. Gravelly soil, retreating snow banks, fellfields; of conservation concern; 200-400 m; Alaska; e Asia (Russian Far East).

Draba aleutica is known in the flora area from the Aleutian Islands (e.g., Atka, Attu) and on the Pribilov Islands (St. Paul), as well as in the Alaskan Peninsula near Ugashik.


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