Schoenoplectus × flevensis (S. lacustris × S. tabernaemontani, Cyperaceae) in Britain
Keywords:hybridisation, molecular identification, Lincolnshire
Intermediates between Schoenoplectus lacustris and S. tabernaemontani have been recognised at least since the late 19th century and for much of that time, there has been speculation that such intermediates may involve hybridisation. In 2017 the hybrid status of a population growing in the South-Forty-foot Drain in Lincolnshire was confirmed using molecular tools. This article presents information on the hybrid, both from the Lincolnshire population and from the literature, as well as providing an indication of how hybrid populations might be recognised. The binomial Schoenoplectus × flevensis (D.Bakker) Lansdown & Rumsey is proposed for the hybrid.
Copyright (c) 2020 Richard Lansdown, Fred Rumsey
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