Product Catalogue of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Rare Vascular Plants in the Northwest Territories
Catalogue No. 262
C. L. McJannet, G.W. Argus and W. J. Cody. 1995. 104 pp.
Abstract. The flora of the Northwest Territories has approximately 1130 vascular plants (Porsild 1964, Porsild & Cody 1980), of which we have designated 206 taxa as rare. These plants represent a unique part of Canadian biodiversity. The recognition of these taxa is an important step toward the recognition and conservation of ecosystems in the Northwest Territories. Most of the rare taxa in this list have boreal, montane, prairie, or arctic-alpine affinities and occur in the Northwest Territories as peripheral taxa. Other rare taxa have arctic, coastal, cosmopolitan, or aquatic affinities. There is a small, but important number of taxa (18) that are endemic to the Northwest Territories.
Canadian Museum of Nature, Syllogeus No. 73
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