The history and distribution of Phyteuma spicatum L. (Campanulaceae) in Britain

Wheeler, B R and Hutchings, M J (1999) The history and distribution of Phyteuma spicatum L. (Campanulaceae) in Britain. Watsonia, 22. pp. 387-395. ISSN 0043-1532

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Phyteurna spica turn L. (Campanulaceae) is a rare species in Britain occurring in low numbers in a small area of East Sussex (v.c. 14). Its history has been investigated, and herbarium records and Flora accounts examined, to determine whether it was formerly more widespread and abundant in Britain. It appears that P. spicaturn has always been confined to East Sussex, but that it was more widespread within this vice-county in the past. Anecdotal information also suggests that it was more abundant at the end of the 19th century and during the early 20th century than it is at present.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Spiked rampion; rare plant; current distribution; historical distribution; England
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Depositing User: Michael Hutchings
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:34
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 09:59
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