Outer Hebrides Biological Recording

History and distribution of Sagina procumbens forma daviesii

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Journal Article


Smith, P.A


New Journal of Botany, Volume 7, Issue 2, p.165-168 (2017)




<p>There have been occasional records of flore pleno forms of <em>Sagina procumbens</em> from Britain and Ireland for two hundred years. Druce assigned these forms the varietal name var. daviesii, and a lectotype is designated here. A varietal rank cannot be maintained for this form, which becomes forma daviesii stat. nov. The records and observations on this variety are reviewed, including a new report from vc110 (Outer Hebrides), and the distribution is summarised.</p>

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