Circumpolar Arctic Floristic Provinces - Canadian Group

 

West Siberia - East Siberia - Beringia - Canada - North Atlantic

Circumpolar Arctic Floristic Provinces - Canadian Group

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"In the northernmost parts, we have agreed to lump two regions initially recognized by Yurtsev into the one Ellesmere-North Greenland region, consisting of Axel Heiberg Island, Ellesmere Island, part of Devon Island, and the northern part of Greenland. This region is justified by a small element of endemic species, which might indicate some glacial refugia in the area. The more southern continental parts of Arctic Canada pose the main problems not yet solved. Yurtsev's proposal was to recognize fairly restricted regions in the west (North Alaska) and east (Baffin-Labrador). He then proposed to divide the remaining Arctic Canada into West Hudsonian and Central Canadian [subprovinces]. Canadian and West European participants in the debate proposed to extend those Atlantic and Beringian regions, both on the mainland and in the islands, as far as there are a significant Atlantic and Beringian elements in their floras. Then there would be room only for one Central Arctic Canada region." (From Elvebakk et al. 1999.)