Friday, August 26, 2016

[Botany • 2014] Hieracium attenboroughianum • A New Species of Hawkweed (Asteraceae) from the Brecon Beacons, Wales, the UK

Hieracium attenboroughianum  T.C.G.Rich

Figure 3 Pictures of Hieracium attenboroughianum.
(a) Locality on NW side of Cribyn. (b) Habitat on Old Red Sandstone mountain rocks. (c) Plant. (d) Capitulum. 

Hieracium attenboroughianum is described from the Brecon Beacons, Wales. It is a member of the H. britannicum group in Hieracium section Stelligera Zahn, related to H. britannicoides P. D. Sell but differing in cupped, dark green leaves and sparse, medium simple eglandular hairs and many glandular hairs on the involucral bracts. About 300 plants occur on Old Red Sandstone mountain ledges on Cribyn (V.c. 42). It is named after David Attenborough. It is classified under the IUCN Threat Category ‘Endangered’.

Keywords: David Attenborough, endemic, Wales

Hieracium attenboroughianum  T.C.G.Rich

 Tim Rich. 2014. Hieracium attenboroughianum (Asteraceae), A New Species of Hawkweed.  New Journal of Botany. 4(3); 172-175. DOI:  10.1179/2042349714Y.0000000051