Sideritis juryi Holotype

A photograph of the Holotype of Sideritis juryi held at University of Reading Herbarium is shown below. This species was named in honour of Dr Stephen Jury, curator of RNG for many years and now retired.

Holotype pf Sideritis juryi at RNG

Holotype pf Sideritis juryi at RNG

 

 

 

Curiously The Plant List cites this name as invalid based on the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.  This is an error based on the assumption that the original article (Peris et al. 1992) cited TWO different Holotypes, one at RNG and another (assumed) at VF (now VAL) based on figure 3 in that paper.  However, the photograph is of the specimen held at RNG (reproduced above), a kind donation from VAL.  This anomaly was kindly pointed out by Dr Pablo Ferrer Gallego of Valencia.

Letter gifting the Holotype of Sideritis juryi to RNG

Letter gifting the Holotype of Sideritis juryi to RNG

Peris, J.B., Stubing, G. and Figuerola, R., 1992 A new species of Sideritis L. (Lamiaceae) for the Spanish flora. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 109: 69-74

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