Hieracium gothicum (Asteraceae): a forgotten species


  • J. Bevan none




hawkweed; Fries; Druce; Pugsley; Zahn


The history of recording H. gothicum Fr. in the 19th and 20th centuries in Britain is given, and the rediscovery of specimens supporting the record by Dr. Druce in 1931 is reported. This Berkshire record is accepted as H. gothicum Fr. A link to digital images of Dahlstedt’s Herb. Hierac. Skand. XI:73 & 75 (1899), from the type locality, is provided. Images of a recently collected Swedish specimen, together with the 1931 English specimens, are included below and help to confirm the identification by Dr. Zahn. 


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