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Saxifraga bronchialis ssp. funstonii (Small) Hultén

13 photos.
A small often matted species of higher elevations known as the "spotted saxifrage", "matted saxifrage", "yellow-dot,
saxifrage" or "Funston's saxifrage".  ITIS indicates that four (cherlerioides, codyanus, funstonii, and vespertina) of the
five subspecies are found in Alaska.  GBIF shows locations in the state for specimens identified by subspecies for
ssp. funstonii and cherlerioides (Aleutian Islands only).  Hultén shows only funstonii and cherlerioides and indicates
that funstonii has clawed petals.  FNA recognizes ony two subspecies with only funstonii being found in Alaska.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24218

1.  Early July.  Basal leaves from a portion of a mat.








2.  Early June.  Several plants in the bud

3.  Early June.  a single plant with a bud
before elongation of the stem.

4.  Early July.  A group of blossoms.  Note that
the twin styles of the lower and upper blossoms
have formed.

5.  Early July.  Close-up top view of some
of the flowers in photo 4.

6.  Early July.  Side view.

7.  July 11, 2009.  A group of blossoms in
late bloom.

8.  July 11, 2009.  A pair of blossoms.
The anthers have dropped off of the filaments.

9.  July 29, 2009.  A large group of plants
with developing capsules.

10.  July 29, 2009.  Close-up of a pair
of developing capsules.  Note some of the
filaments are still present.

11.  May 20, 2010. Plants in bloom and bud.

12.  May 30, 2012.  Plant with bud before
leaves turn green.

13.  July 6, 2013.  Close-up of three

Photos 1, 4-6 and 13 taken on the Central
side of Eagle Summit.
65°  30.08' N,   145°  22.84' W
Elev. 3700 ft.

Photos 2, 3, 9 and 10 taken along the Pinnell
Mountain Trail beyond milepost 2,
65° 29.72' N, 145° 28.02' W
Elev. 3850 ft.

Photos 7 and 8 taken on Eagle Summit on the
hillside across the Steese highway
from the Pinnell trailhead road.
65° 29.00' N, 145° 24.35' W
Elev. 3650 ft.

Photos 11and 12 taken on the southwest
side of the mountain labeled Eagle Summit
by USGS.
Latitude: N 65° 28' 46.7"
Longitude: W 145° 24' 6.1"
Altitude: 1104.21 m.

Latitude: N 65° 28' 46.8"
Longitude: W 145° 24' 6.9"
Altitude: 1080 m.