Plantago moorei Rahn, Holotype at RNG

Detail of shoot tip of Plantago moorei Rahn from Holotype

The herbarium at Reading University has a large collection of plants from Tierra Del Fuego and the Falkland Islands collected by Professor David Moore quite early in his research career. Among these is a tiny plant collected in 1964 and described as a new species in his honour in 1984. Resulting from a recent request for information on this species, this blog includes an image of the Holotype of Plantago moorei held at RNG (which incorporates RU). The plant was collected in mid-Summer and has numerous very small flowers.  The species is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red list.

Arriving in Port Stanley by boat. Christ Church Cathedral visible on the right.

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