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Herbarium specimen: Mentha longifolia

Taxon:Lamiaceae: Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds. ("Horse Mint")
Collected by:Rev. Augustin Ley
Collection date:7/8/1887
Locality:Great Britain, VC36 Herefordshire, Whitney, SO24
Institution:Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI)
Image:Mentha longifolia herbarium specimen from Whitney, VC36 Herefordshire in 1887 by Rev. Augustin Ley.Mentha longifolia herbarium specimen from Whitney, VC36 Herefordshire in 1887 by Rev. Augustin Ley.
ocrnotes:Mentha sylvestris, L,, nemorosa. River bank, Whitney, Herefordshire, 7th August, 1887.--Augustin Ley. "The observations on M. pubescens (below) apply to this plant. Willdenow's description applies equally to several different forms, and, notwithstanding, does not fit in any way the specimen sent me under the name of M, iwnorosa. It is a very remarkable plant, and certainly is worthy of a name. It is not described in any work which I possess, and does not occur in the numerous forms which have been sent me from France, Switzerland, and Savoy. I hope that you will permit me to dedicate it to you in giving it the name of Mentha Nicholsoniana, Str. I add here the description which I have made of it:--'Mentha Nicholsoniana. Stem tomentose, erect, branching. Leaves with the veins disposed in a network, tomentose and greyish below, green above, and covered with very short hairs, which give them a mealy appearance; all distinctly petiolate, oval-oblong, much narrowed at
Filing note:BEC Report 1887

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+Hieracium vulgatumGB, VC23 Oxfordshire, Magdalen CollegeGeorge Claridge Druce8/1887BSBI
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+Campanula tracheliumGB, VC34 West Gloucestershire, Damory BridgeGeorge Claridge Druce10/7/1886BSBI
+Campanula rotundifolia var. lancifoliaGB, VC49 Caernarvonshire, Carnedd DafyddAugustin Ley29/8/1887BSBI
+Lysimachia terrestrisGB, VC69 Westmorland, WindermereElizabeth Anne Lomax8/1887BSBI
+Solanum nigrum var. miniatumGB, VC23 Oxfordshire, CrowellGeorge Claridge Druce1886BSBI
+Veronica arvensis subsp. eximiaGB, VC17 Surrey, FarnhamWilliam Hadden Beeby29/5/1887BSBI
+Melampyrum pratense subsp. hiansGB, VC95 Moray, LogieGeorge Claridge DruceBSBI

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