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Last updated 8/2/2020 by David Giblin.
Micranthes occidentalis (S. Watson) Small[FNA8, HC2]
redwool saxifrage, western saxifrage

Publication: N. Amer. Fl. 22: 144. 1905.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Micranthes occidentalis appears closely related to the little-known M. mexicana (Engler & Irmscher) Brouillet & Gornall from Chihuahua, Mexico. The latter is the only species of the genus that occurs in Mexico and not in the United States. Micranthes occidentalis is disjunct between the northern Rocky Mountains and the Cypress Hills of southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan, and the Black Hills of South Dakota. It hybridizes with M. idahoensis where their ranges overlap."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Micranthes lata Small
Micranthes saximontana (E.E. Nelson) Small
Saxifraga occidentalis S. Watson[HC]
Saxifraga occidentalis S. Watson var. allenii (Small) C.L. Hitchc.[HC]
Saxifraga occidentalis S. Watson var. occidentalis[HC]
Saxifraga occidentalis S. Watson var. wallowensis M. Peck
Saxifraga reflexa Hook. ssp. occidentalis (S. Watson) Hultén