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West Quantockhead 028

Observed: 27th April 2013 By: SomersetVC5 Recorder
Botanical Society of Britain and IrelandWild Flower Society
Plants expert
West Quantockhead 028
West Quantockhead 029
Species interactions

No interactions present.


TimP's picture


Definitely a Ulota. The BBS guide says the mature capsules of U crispa narrow just below the mouth, whereas those of U bruchii taper to the mouth. The left-hand image seem to show the latter characteristics, so I'm not sure it's U crispa. However they're a tricky pair to tell apart and I'm not very experienced, so I could be wrong

Ambroise's picture

Agree with Tim, from my

Agree with Tim, from my experience (limited) it's really difficult to get it right without microscope examination.

Michael Funnell's picture

Agree with Tim.

Agree with Tim.
They certainly look more like U. bruchii capsules, and as some have only just lost the calyptra ie fresh, they should show the characteristic shape. They don't appear to show the narrowing before the mouth that I've seen on what I'm pretty certain is U. crispa, but I'm not an expert either.