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Herbarium specimen: Erucastrum gallicum

Taxon:Brassicaceae: Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz ("Hairy Rocket")
Other name:Cruciferae: Brassica erucastrum Vill
Filed in taxon folder:Brassicaceae: Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz ("Hairy Rocket")
Collected by:Mr Albert John Crosfield
Collection date:2/8/1910
Locality:Great Britain, VC29 Cambridgeshire, Newmarket Heath, TL66
communicated:Mr Albert John Crosfield
ex herb:William Robert Sherrin
exchanged:Watson Botanical Exchange Club
Institution:South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
Image:Erucastrum gallicum herbarium specimen from Newmarket Heath, VC29 Cambridgeshire in 1910 by Mr Albert John Crosfield.
notes:"There is a specimen (sub nom. Erucastrum inodorum Reich., var. Pollichii Schimp. & Spenn.) in the Cambridhger University Herbarium from the same locality, collected in Aug., 1885. Mr Druce showed me the plant last year growing on rubbish heaps by the side of the "heath". The plant is of course not indigenous. C.E.M. Yes. Evidently an alien which our climate suits, as it appears to be spreading in England. Specimens collected by Mr I. H. Burkhill from the same locality were distributed through the Club in 1897, and it is interesting to know that it still exists there. - C.E.S." ('C.E.M.' Charles Edward Moss and 'C.E.S.' Mr Charles Edgar Salmon).
Buds and mature flowers at top of racemes.
Filing note:Brassica erucastrum

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+Erucastrum gallicumGB, VC29 Cambridgeshire, Newmarket HeathAlbert John Crosfield27/8/1910BIRM
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Documented by mikedaps on 19th January 2011.

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