Group Title: John & William Bartram specimen collection. Book 2 East Florida
Title: Short-leaf Gayfeather (?)
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Title: Short-leaf Gayfeather (?)
Series Title: John & William Bartram specimen collection. Book 2 East Florida
Physical Description: Herbarium specimen
Creator: Bartram, William
Publisher: Natural History Museum (London)
Subjects / Keywords: Bartram herbarium specimens -- Florida
Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Florida
Botany -- Florida
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Florida
Abstract: Original identification: (Joseph Ewan) Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. vel aff. Re-determination by Kent Perkins (KP) or J. Richard Abbott (JRA): this is a species of Liatris (Asteraceae), probably L. tenuifolia Nutt. var. tenuifolia; it is definitely NOT the species guessed at by Ewan, as that species has sessile heads and non-mucronate phyllaries. despite their different appearances, both pieces here seem to be the same species once the minutiae are compared. the phyllary details match L. tenuifolia (and don't match any of the other species as well), but none of our specimens here at the FLAS herbarium have stems that are as regularly pubescent as these stems appear to be. perhaps what appears to be pubescence is just an artefact of the scanning? i would need to study the specimen directly for greater certainty. for now, the safest thing is just to confirm that it is a Liatris, probably L. tenuifolia. as suggested by Ewan, the leaves at the base of the stem to the left are NOT Liatris, and may well be from a species of Carphephorus (Asteraceae).
Funding: The Bartram images displayed as part of this collection reside in the collections of the Natural History Museum (London). They were digitized by the Museum and are being made available through this site for reference and research purposes only. All other rights are retained by the Museum.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00085107
Volume ID: VID00015
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Natural History Museum (London)
Rights Management: All rights reserved by Natural History Museum (London)
Resource Identifier: BMNH image: BM000894963
Bartram ID: EF_Bk2_15

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