HIERACIUM PENTAPLOIDEUM

PENTAPLOID HAWKWEED

Hieracium pentaploideum

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]

Flowers:
month8jun month8june month8jul month8july month8aug month8sep month8sept month8oct

Pappus: pappusZpossible (white)
pappus8sep pappus8sept pappus8oct pappus8nov

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8yellow
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZMany
stem
stem8round
rarity
rarityZrare

Hieracium pentaploideum - section Alpina

2009, below Glas Wheall Mor (710m), Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews
The plant was found on Glas Mheall Mor at 710 meters


2009, in mist & rain, Squrr Fiona (800m), An Teallach, Wester Ross, Scotland Photo: © Peter Andrews
In a new previously unknown location higher up (800m) than where it has previously been recorded. Photo taken in the mist and rain in a new site below Squrr Fiona higher than it had been recorded before at 800 meters.


2009, Torridonian Sandstone below Squrr Fiona, An Teallach, Wester Ross, Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews


2009, in mist & rain, Squrr Fiona (800m), An Teallach, Wester Ross, Scotland Photo: © Peter Andrews


2009, Torridonian Sandstone below Squrr Fiona, An Teallach, Wester Ross, Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews


2009, in mist & rain, Squrr Fiona (800m), An Teallach, Wester Ross, Scotland Photo: © Peter Andrews


2009, Torridonian Sandstone below Squrr Fiona, An Teallach, Wester Ross, Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews


The rare and local Hieracium pentaploideum that is endemic to scree slopes in the An Teallach range in Wester Ross where it was discovered by David Tennant in 1986.

It has five sets of chromosomes, hence the name, but this is hardly a feature by which it may be instantly recognised in the field without a microscope, there must be other features that are visible in the field.


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Distribution
 family8Daisy & Dandelion family8Asteraceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Hieracium
Hieracium
(Hawkweeds)

HIERACIUM PENTAPLOIDEUM

PENTAPLOID HAWKWEED

Hieracium pentaploideum

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]