Elymus athericus (Sea Couch) (Poaceae) and coastal hybrid couch grasses in Scotland
Keywords:Hybrid couch grasses, Elymus, mounted herbarium specimens, distribution
A largely herbarium-based study was undertaken to reassess the status of Elymus athericus (Link) Kerguélen (Sea Couch) and the three coastal hybrids E. x drucei (Stace) Stace, E. x laxus (Fr.) Melderis & D.C. McClint. and E. x obtusiusculus (Lange) Melderis & D.C. McClint. in Scotland. None of the previous records of E. athericus could be confirmed for the country. Verified records of the hybrids are detailed and listed for each relevant vice-county.
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