Accession Number : ADA322668

Title :   Botanical Reconnaissance of the Tuxedni Wilderness Area, Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK

Personal Author(s) : Talbot, Stephen S. ; Looman-Talbot, Sandra ; Welsh, Stanley L.

PDF Url : ADA322668

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The vascular flora of two small maritime islands, Chisik Island and Duck Island that comprise the Tuxedni Wilderness Area in the western lower Cook Inlet, Alaska, was recorded to determine species composition where few previous collections had been reported. The field study was conducted in sites selected to represent the totality of the environmental variation in the Tuxedni Wilderness Area. A total of 290 species was identified. To provide a comparative phytogeographic framework, we analyzed data from published reports that categorized vascular plant distribution patterns from circumpolar, North American, and Alaskan perspectives. The flora of the Tuxedni Wilderness Area primarily includes species of circumpolar (36.6%), eastern Asian (22.9%), and North American (20.4%) distributions.

Descriptors :   *ASIA, *PLANTS(BOTANY), COASTAL REGIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, DISTRIBUTION, ALASKA, PATTERNS, ISLANDS, WILDERNESS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE