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Taxon: Ledum decumbens (Aiton) Lodd. ex Steud.

Synonym of Rhododendron subarcticum Harmaja

Genus: Ledum
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Rhodoreae
Nomen number: 417768
Place of publication: Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 2:20. 1840
Link to protologue:
  • • valid publication verified from original literature
  • • Steudel cited L. palustre β decumbens Aiton
Name Verified on: 24-Jan-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Cody, W. J. 1996. Flora of the Yukon Territory.
  2. Harmaja, H. 1991. Taxonomic notes on Rhododendron subsection Ledum (Ledum, Ericaceae), with a key to its species. Ann. Bot. Fenn. 28:173.
  3. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: lists as Ledum decumbens (Aiton) Small
  4. Porsild, A. E. & W. J. Cody. 1980. Vascular plants of continental Northwest Territories, Canada
  5. Wallace, G. D. 1992. Ledum in the new Jepson Manual and a new combination for Ledum in Rhododendron (Ericaceae). Madroño 39:77. Note: = Rhododendron tomentosum subsp. subarcticum (Harmaja) G. D. Wallace
  6. Welsh, S. L. 1974. Anderson's flora of Alaska and adjacent parts of Canada.

Check other web resources for Ledum decumbens (Aiton) Lodd. ex Steud. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=417768. Accessed 17 July 2019.