We developed the Provisional Checklist of Vascular Plants of Alaska by collating specimen records from the University of Alaska Museum Herbaria (ALA), University of Alaska Anchorage Herbarium (UAAH), Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria (CPNWH). The compiled specimen data provided a list of all names that have been applied in Alaska. Additional names for non-native plants and rare plants were incorporated from AKEPIC and the ACCS rare plants data portal, respectively. We then reconciled the initial list of names in the state to recently published reference works and peer-reviewed literature (listed below) to determine accepted names, misapplied names, and synonyms. In cases where the literature suggested that a taxon should not be considered to occur in Alaska and lacks a clear misapplication relationship to an accepted name, we removed the name from the list. Although order of priority for taxonomic sources varied by group, we generally gave priority to monographic work by taxonomic specialists and reference works. Citations are ordered alphabetically, rather than by priority, in the table below. Because further taxonomic research introduces new names and combinations and changes the known relationships between names, we anticipate conducting a semi-regular annual review of the Checklist to integrate new work. To view checklists of bryophytes, lichens, and lichenicolous fungi in addition to vascular plants, refer to the Checklist of Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Lichens, and Lichenicolous Fungi of Alaska.
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|1||Adhikari, B., and L.E. Wallace. 2014. Does the Platanthera dilatata (Orchidaceae) complex contain cryptic species or continuously variable populations? Plant Systematics and Evolution. 300:1465-1476.|
|2||AKEPIC. 2020. Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse Non-native Species List. Alaska Center for Conservation Science, University of Alaska Anchorage. Anchorage, Alaska. Available: https://accs.uaa.alaska.edu/invasive-species/non-native-plant-species-list/|
|3||Al-Shehbaz, I.A., and G.A. Mulligan. 2013. New or noteworthy species of Draba (Brassicaceae) from Canada and Alaska. Harvard Papers in Botany. 18:101-124.|
|4||Almeida, T.E., S. Hennequin, H. Schneider, A.R. Smith, J.A.N. Batista, A.J. Ramalho, K. Proite, and A. Salino. 2016. Towards a phylogenetic generic classification of Thelypteridaceae: Additional sampling suggests alterations of neotropical taxa and further study of paleotropical genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 94:688-700.|
|5||Bateman, R.M., K.E. James, Y.B. Luo, R.K. Lauri, T. Fulcher, P.J. Cribb, and M.W. Chase. 2009. Molecular phylogenetics and morphological reappraisal of the Platanthera clade (Orchidaceae: Orchidinae) prompts expansion of the generic limits of Galearis and Platanthera. Annals of Botany. 104:431-445.|
|6||Blaxland, K., H.E. Ballard, and T. Marcussen. 2018. Viola pluviae sp. nov. (Violaceae), a member of subsect. Stolonosae in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Nordic Journal of Botany. 36:e01931.|
|7||Bräuchler, C., O. Ryding, and G. Heubl. 2008. The genus Micromeria (Lamiaceae), a synoptical update. Willdenowia. 38:363-410.|
|8||Craven, L.A. 2011. Diplarche and Menziesia transferred to Rhododendron (Ericaceae). Blumea. 56:33-35.|
|9||Dauphin, B., D.R. Farrar, A. Maccagni, and J.R. Grant. 2017. A worldwide molecular phylogeny provides new insight on cryptic diversity within the moonworts (Botrychium s.s., Ophioglossaceae). Systematic Botany. 42:1-20.|
|10||Dillenberger, M.S., and J.W. Kadereit. 2014. Maximum polyphyly: Multiple origins and delimitation with plesiomorphic characters require a new circumscription of Minuartia (Caryophyllaceae). Taxon. 63:64-88.|