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Herbarium specimen: Galium pumilum

Taxon:Galium pumilum Murray ("Slender Bedstraw")
Filed in taxon folder:Galium pumilum Murray ("Slender Bedstraw")
Collected by:Mr George Claridge Druce
Collection date:6/1898
Locality:Great Britain, VC24 Buckinghamshire, Halton, SP81, near Halton, buck between Tring and Wendover
ex herb:Oxford University Herbarium
Rev William Hunt Painter
Botanical Exchange Club of The British Isles
Institution:Aberystwyth University Herbarium (ABS)
Image:Galium pumilum herbarium specimen from Halton, VC24 Buckinghamshire in 1898 by Mr George Claridge Druce.
fruits/flowers:buds/immature flowers
notes:typed note
G. sylvestre. Poll., var. nitidulum (Thuill.). Between Tring and
Wendover, Bucks; a new county record; June 1898. --G.C.DRUCE.
"This plant occurred in abundance over a considerable area of a large,
grassy chalk down with a southern exposure, and was associated with
the foregoing. I see no reason to doubt that in this locality the plant
may be native. This is not typical G. sylvestre, but i believe G.
nitidulum, Thuillier, 'FL. Par.,' ed. 2, p. 76 and is a well-marked
variety, if not specifically dstinct from the G.sylvestre of Ben Laoigh,
etc. The occurrence of this Galium on the eastern chilterns supports
its claim to be considered native in Berkshire, where my lamented
friend Mr. F. Tufnail discovered it, but which, from Euphorbia
Cyparissias being in the vicinity, I felt was not altogether beyond
suspicion of having been accidentally introduced."--G.C.D. "This is doubtless what we call sylvestre; but has not the name nitdulum
been denied to our plant?"--Ar.Bennett.

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