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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:56 am    Post subject: Feedback request: Carex vaginata (E00749667) Reply with quote

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Specimen #404002

Taxon:Cyperaceae: Carex vaginata Tausch ("Sheathed Sedge")
Filed in taxon folder:Cyperaceae: Carex vaginata Tausch ("Sheathed Sedge")
Collected by:Peter Ewing
Collection date:7/1887
Locality:Great Britain, VC98 Argyllshire, Beinn Laoigh [Ben Lui], NN2626
ex herb:Peter Ewing
Institution:Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (E)
Accession number:E00749667
Image:Carex vaginata herbarium specimen from Beinn Laoigh [Ben Lui], VC98 Argyllshire in 1887 by Peter Ewing.

Documented by xmhcman on 9th May 2016.

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14/06/2016oldnickDeleted locality: GB VC98 Ben Laoigh
14/06/2016oldnickAdded locality: GB VC98 Beinn Laoigh [Ben Lui] NN2626 (place)

N.B. reporting of the edit history is currently fairly unclear and misleading. Most edits made to specimens appear as a pair of 'add' and 'delete' entries, which may not be together in the list. There are also often 'minor' edits, which are made automatically (rather than due to user activity), for example to merge synonym names.

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oldnick wrote
County not stated. Argyllshire, SW of Inveraray, NM9601? or boundary of Argyllshire, W Perthshire & Mid-Perthshire, SW of Tyndrum, NN2626? Ewing has specimens which specify the latter, though of different years

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This topic has been the subject of a previous post.

The pick list for this name is a nightmare! Some location have been generated by uploading Manchester or Perth specimen data from an external source (no images). Below is a list of the locations which have grid references (some clearly in error) AND specimens:

VC/name/grid ref./no. of specimens

VC87,VC88 Mid-West Perthshire Beinn Laoigh NN2824 10
VC88 Mid Perthshire Beinn Laoigh NN2626 21
VC98 Argyllshire Beinn Laoigh NN2527 7
VC88 Mid Perthshire Ben Laoigh [Ben Lui] NN2626 123
VC87 West Perthshire Beinn Laoigh NM9601 (approx) 11
VC98 Argyllshire Beinn Laoigh [Ben Lui] NM9601 10
VC88,VC98 Crianlarich (W of), Beinn Laoigh [Ben Laoigh] NM9601 1

Beinn Laoigh/Ben Lui
(the former from older maps, the latter on the 1950/60s map, both on the current OS) a major peak, summit 1130m (3708ft) at NN265264, is a three-VC point for VC87 West Perthshire/VC88 Mid Perthshire/VC98 Argyllshire. The slight variations in the grid references accommodate the three different VCs quoted by collectors. It stands at ~12km W of Crianlarich (NN3825).

The more westerly Beinn Laoigh, 435m (1421ft) VC98 Argyllshire, NM9601, seems an unlikely collection site, especially when a height of over 2000ft is quoted. The adjacent Loch Fyne and Loch Awe can muster only a dozen specimens in total.
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