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Plants and Fungii

Plant collections

There are over 26,000 plants held in the Hampshire Museums Service collections. Most of them were collected in Hampshire, although our oldest plant (right), Ling, Calluna vulgaris was found at Alderly Edge, Cheshire on 18 June 1737.

Vascular plants

The vascular plants include: ferns and their relatives, pines and their relatives, and flowering plants. These are all mounted on herbarium paper and housed in purpose-built herbarium cabinets. As the plants have been pressed, they are unsuitable for display and are used for reference purposes.

The vascular plant collection contains about 21,000 specimens, with over 12,000 collected from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Collectors include A W Westrup, R P Bowman, D E Allen, N E G Cruttwell and W A Bromfield.

List of plant genera in our collections 29kb pdf

D E Allen Herbarium
563 sheets
193 species
A collection of brambles (Rubus spp) collected in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by David E Allen, a national authority on Rubus, from the 1970s to date. There are several new vice county and county records in the collection as well as an Isotype. (Rubus vindomensis D E Allen)

HMCMS:Bi1981.46
HMCMS: Bi1985.5
HMCMS: Bi1987.2
HMCMS: Bi1990.4
HMCMS: Bi1993.11
HMCMS: Bi1997.21
HMCMS: Bi2002.22
HMCMS: Bi2002.24
HMCMS: Bi2004.16
HMCMS: Bi2005.12
HMCMS: Bi2005.20
HMCMS: Bi2006.24
HMCMS: Bi2007.25
HMCMS: Bi2008.19
HMCMS: Bi2008.36
HMCMS: Bi2009.40
HMCMS: Bi2010.1
HMCMS: Bi2010.14

Basingstoke Museum Herbarium
1483 sheets
Vascular plants collected in the England, Wales and Scotland, mostly by unknown collectors, between 1886 and 1908

HMCMS: BWMOC1046

R P Bowman Herbarium
4523 sheets
Vascular plants collected by Paul Bowman and others between the 1950s and 1990s. Over 3,500 specimens were collected in south Hampshire (vice county 11)

HMCMS:Bi1999.155
HMCMS: 2006.25

G Blunden Herbarium
363 sheets
336 species, subspecies and varieties
Vascular plants collected by members of the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, from 1972 to date

HMCMS: Bi2000.16

Lady Anne Brewis Herbarium
1467 sheets
Vascular plants collected in the UK, with over half from north Hampshire (vice county 12). Collected mainly in the 1960s - 1990s by Lady Anne Brewis and others

HMCMS:Bi1998.21
HMCMS:Bi2003.24

Lady Anne Brewis & S R Davey Herbarium
50 sheets
Flowering plants from the Blackmoor Estate, Hampshire, collected by Lady Anne Brewis and Simon R Davey, mainly in 1972

HMCMS:HCMS1972.495K

W A Bromfield Herbarium
1,588 sheets
Vascular plants from the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and elsewhere collected in the middle/late 19th Century by William Arnold Bromfield, T Bell Salter, A G More, W Gardiner, and others. Includes over 1000 specimens collected on the Isle of Wight for the Flora Vectensis (1856, London), and 32 plants from Egypt and North Africa, collected by W A Bromfield in 1850-1851
See also Allen, D E (1982. Watsonia 14:67)

HMCMS:Bi2001.23

K A Childs Herbarium
701 sheets, 496 species, subspecies and varieties
Vascular plants collected by K A Childs and others within a 12 mile radius of Alton, Hampshire from c1920s to 1930s. Other collectors include: Stephen A Warner, Mrs W Warner, Braybrooke Marshall and C Langridge
Ref: Childs, K A: 1949: Herbarium List. Curtis Museum (Alton, Hampshire)

HMCMS:ACM1937

N E G Cruttwell Herbarium
1974 sheets
Over 1000 vascular plants collected by Canon Norman Edward Garry Cruttwell, J P M Brenan, and others from around Britain and France, mainly in the 1930s - 1940s. An additional 900 sheets were collected by members of the Garry family, mostly between 1898 - 1911

HMCMS:BWM1966.1384

S R Davey Herbarium
283 sheets
Vascular plants collected by Simon Davey and others, in Hampshire, Dorset and other counties. in the 1950s and 1970s

HMCMS: Bi1986.42

B Goater Herbarium
164 sheets
Flowering plants collected mainly in Hampshire by Barry Goater, Jane Goater and others, from 1999 to date

HMCMS: Bi2007.31
HMCMS: Bi2008.23
HMCMS: Bi2010.24

R A Hadley Herbarium
116 sheets
116 species, subspecies and varieties
Vascular plants collected in 1972 by Mrs R A Hadley, as part of the transition from wet to dry soil conditions at Cranmoor Common, Hinton, Christchurch, Dorset

HMCMS:Bi1997.19

P M Hall Herbarium
257 sheets
141 species, subspecies and varieties
Vascular plants collected from around Hampshire by Patrick M Hall in the 1930s and 1940s. Some specimens were also collected by E C Wallace and incorporated into the herbarium. Originally housed in the Natural History Museum.

HMCMS: Bi1997.11

V M Leather Herbarium
167 sheets
118 species of flowering plants collected on Beacon Hill, Ewshott, Hampshire in 1960. All mounted with accompanying dissertation. Plus 49 shoddy weeds collected from Blackmoor Fruit Farm and surrounds and Alton Station, Hampshire. All collected by Vivien M Leather

HMCMS:CRH1963.108
HMCMS:Bi1998.20

Merret Herbarium
862 sheets (145 from Hampshire) stored loose leaf in 6 volumes
Vascular plants collected between 1885 and 1913, mainly from the south west counties and Hampshire. The herbarium was donated in 1953 by Mrs Merret, but the identity of the collector is unknown

HMCMS:CRH1953.35.8-13

A R G Mundell Herbarium
833 sheets
Vascular plants collected mainly in north Hampshire (vice county 12) by A R G Mundell and others, from the 1980s to date

HMCMS:Bi2005.26
HMCMS:Bi2008.47
HMCMS:Bi2009.11
HMCMS:Bi2011.16

M W Rand Herbarium
79 sheets
Flowering plant specimens collected by Martin Rand, mainly in South Hampshire (vice county 11), between 2003 - 2007

HMCMS: Bi2008.17

F Rose Herbarium
352 sheets
Vascular plants collected in the UK by Francis Rose and others, between 1932 – 1972

HMCMS: Bi1985.26
HMCMS: HCMS1972.497
HMCMS: HCMS1972.512

E Rothwell Herbarium
1212 sheets
Vascular plants collected from South West Hampshire, South East Dorset and other parts of the country, including Scotland and the Channel Islands, between 1900 and the 1940s. Originally housed with the Bournemouth Natural Science Society

HMCMS:Bi1978.20

H G Sadler Herbarium
127 sheets
121 species, subspecies and varieties
A collection of grasses (Poaceae), mainly collected from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by H G Sadler, between 1905 - 1929

HMCMS:Bi1986.24

P Selby Herbarium
1012 sheets
Vascular plants collected mainly in south Hampshire (vice county 11) by Pete Selby and others, mostly between the late 1990’s and 2003

HMCMS:Bi2003.26

J E Tarbat Herbarium
229 sheets
Vascular plants collected by J E Tarbat, mainly in Hampshire and southern England, between 1891 and 1923. Originally held at the Red House Museum, Christchurch, Dorset.

HMCMS:Bi1986.3

A W Westrup Herbarium
1913 sheets, 920 species, subspecies and varieties
Vascular plants collected in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and surrounding counties by A W Westrup and others between 1940s and 1960s.

HMCMS: Bi1986.1

Other Herbaria

Rev W H Coleman Herbarium
152 sheets
63 species, subspecies and varieties
Vascular plants, mainly grasses, collected by Rev William Higgins Coleman 1816? – 1863, author of Flora Hertfordiensis. There are several associated collectors, presumably from the Botanical Exchange Society.

HMCMS:Bi2006.26

McLennan Herbarium
120 sheets
An album of flowering alpine plants collected by Miss McLennan in Switzerland

HMCMS:BWMOC1041

G Brind Herbarium
36 sheets
Ferns collected in the UK between 1851 – 1902. Donated by Miss G Brind, collector unknown

HMCMS:BWMOC3040

P Littlebury Herbarium
42 sheets
Vascular plants collected in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight, mainly between 1910 and 1917. Collected by H C Littlebury and others, or obtained through a Botanical Exchange Club

HMCMS: Bi1986.35

Marshall Herbarium
68 sheets
Grasses (Poaceae) collected in Hampshire, mainly in vice county 11, between 1957 – 1969

HMCMS: Bi1986.63

D E de Vesian Herbarium
15 sheets
Flowering plants collected in Hampshire, mainly in the 1950s, by Miss D E de Vesian

HMCMS: Bi1986.38

 

Lichens

Over 4,100 specimens representing 688 species. About one third were collected in the New Forest, Hampshire by Francis Rose, Simon Davey, and others, 1970s-1980s. The remainder were collected from around Hampshire and other counties, especially from parts of Scotland. Collectors include Francis Rose, E C Wallace, B J Coppins and others.

Mosses

Approximately 1200 specimens representing 146 genera. About 300 were collected in Hampshire, the remainder from other counties in the UK. Collectors include Francis Rose, E C Wallace, N E G Cruttwell and others, 1940s - 1980s.

Liverwort

Approximately 390 specimens representing 69 genera. About 150 were collected in Hampshire, the remainder from other counties in the UK. Collectors include Francis Rose, E C Wallace, Simon Davey and others, 1940s - 1980s.

 

Algae

The algae are under represented in our collections. Most were collected in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Simon Davey in the 1970's, others are stored in albums and date from the 19th century.

Genus/Species Place Date
Brown Algae    
Ascophyllum nodosum (L) Le Jol Lymington Salterns, Hampshire 19.05.1973
Colpomenia peregrina Sauv Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Desmarestia aculeata (L) Lamour Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Desmarestia viridis (Mull) Lamour Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Desmarestia ligulata (Lightf) Lamour Lizard Head, Cornwall 31.05.1973
Dictyota dichotoma (Huds) Lamour Lepe Beach, Hampshire 29.04.1973
Dictyota dichotoma (Huds) Lamour Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Fucus serratus L Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Laminaria digitat (Huds) Lamour Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Halidrys siliquosa (L) Lyngb Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Leathesia difformis (L) Aresch Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Sargassum muticum Bembridge, IOW 06.05.1973
Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngb) Endl Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Green Algae    
Acrosiphonia arcta (Dillw) J Ag Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Ulothrix flaccca (Dillw) Thur Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Codium fragile (Sur) Hariot Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Cladophora rupestris (L) Kutz Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Ulva lactuca L Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Enteromorpha linza (L) J Ag Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Brown Algae    
Apoglossum ruscifolium (Turn) J Ag Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Ahnfeltia plicata (Huds) Fries Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Antithamnion plumula (Ellis) Thur Southsea, Hampshire  
Calliblepharis ciliata (Huds) Kutz Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Callophyllis laciniata (Huds) Kutz Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Catanella repens (Lightf) Batt Lymington Salterns, Hampshire 19.05.1973
Ceramium echionotum J Ag Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Ceramium rubrum (Huds) Ag Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Chondrus crispus (L) Stackh Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Chondrus crispus (L) Stackh Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Chylocladia kaliformis Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Chylocladia verticillata (Lightf) Bliding Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Corallina officinalis L Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Cryptopleura ramosa (Huds) Kylin Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Cystoclonium purpureum (Huds) Batt Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Dilsea carnosa (Schmid) Kuntze Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Dumontia incrassata (Mull) Lamour Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Furcellaria fastigiata (L) Lamour Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Gelidium crinale (Turn) Lamour Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Gigartina stellata (Stackh) Batt Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Gracilaria verrucosa (Huds) Papenf. Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Grateloupia filicina (Lamour) C Ag Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Grateloupia doryphora Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Griffithsia flosculosa (Ellis) Batt Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Griffithsia flosculosa (Ellis) Batt Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Halopitys incurvus (Huds) Batt Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Hypoglossum woodwardii Kutz Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Jania rubens (L) Lamour Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Lomentaria articulata (Huds) Lyndb Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Lomentaria clavellosa (Turn) Gaill Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Laurencia obtusa (Huds) Lamour Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Laurencia hybrida (de Candolle) Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Laurencia hybrida (de Candolle) Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Laurencia pinnatifida (Huds) Lamour Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Plocamium cartelagineum (L) Dixon Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Polyides rotundus (Huds) Grev Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Polysiphonia lanosa (L) Tandy Lymington Salterns, Hampshire 19.05.1973
Polysiphonia elongata (Huds) Harv Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Polysiphonia urceolata (Dillw) Grev Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Porpyra umbilicalis (L) Kutz Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Rhodochorton floridulum (Ag) Naeg Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
Rhodymenia palmata (L) Grev Bembridge, IOW 03.05.1973
Rhodymenia palmata (L) Grev Southsea, Hampshire 18.04.1973
 

Fungi

Approximately 2,000 boxes of freeze dried fungi with full data, representing 182 genera. Most were collected in Hampshire, by Simon Moore, Conservator of Natural Sciences, 1990's to date.

Genera represented in the Hampshire Museums Service collections below

  • A
    Agaricus
    Agrocybe
    Aleuria
    Amanita
    Antrodia
    Arcyria
    Armillaria
    (Ascomycetes)
    Ascocorne
    Asterophora
    Aureoboletus
    Auricularia
    Auriscalpium

    B
    Baeospora
    Bjerkandera
    Bolbitius
    Boletus
    Bovista
    Bulgaria

    (Brackets)

    C
    Calocera
    Calocybe
    Calvatia
    Cantharellus
    Ceratomyxa
    Cerocorticium
    Cheilymenia
    Chlorosplenium
    Choiromyces
    Chroogomphus
    Clathrus
    Clavaria
    (Clavariaceae)
    Clavaricorona
    Clavariadelphus
    Claviceps
    Clavicorona
    Clavulina
    Clavulinopsis
    Clitocybe
    Clitopilus
    Collybia
    Coltricia
    Conocybe
    Coprinus
    Coriolellus
    Coriolus
    Cortinarius
    Craterellus
    Creolophus
    Crepidotus
    Cudoniella
    Cyathus
    Cystoderma
    Cystolepiota

    D
    Daedalea
    Daedalopsis
    Daldinia
    Deconica
    Diderma

    E
    Elaphomyces
    Entoloma
    Exidia

    F
    Femsjonia
    Fistulina
    Flammula
    Flammulina
    Fuligo

  • G
    Galerina
    Ganoderma
    Geastrum
    Geoglossum
    Gomphidius
    Grifola
    Gymnopilus
    Gymnosporangium

    H
    Haematostereum
    Hapalopilus
    Hebeloma
    Helvella
    Hericium
    Hemimycena
    Heterobasidion
    Heteroporus
    Hirschioporus
    Hydnum
    Hyndceae
    Hygrocybe
    Hygrophoropsis
    Hygrophorus
    Hyphodontia
    Hypholoma
    Hypoxylon

    I
    Incrustoporia
    Inocybe
    Inonotus

    L
    Laccaria
    Lactarius
    Laetiporus
    Lamprospora
    Langermannia
    Leccinum
    Lentinus
    Lenzites
    Leotia
    Lepiota
    Lepista
    Leptonia
    Leucoagaricus
    Leucocoprinus
    Limacella
    Lycogala
    Lycoperdon
    Lyophyllum

    M
    Macrolepidita
    Marasmius
    *Megacollybia
    Melanoleuca
    Meripilus
    Merulius
    Micromphale
    Mitrophora
    Morchella
    Mutinus
    Mycena
    Myxomphalia
    (Myxomycetes)

    N
    Naucoria
    Nectria
    Neobulgaria
    Nolanea

  • O
    Otidea
    Omphalina
    Onygena
    Oudemansiella
    Oxyporus

    P
    Panaeolus
    Paneolina
    Panellus
    Paxillus
    Penicillium
    Peziza
    Phaeolus
    Phallus
    Phellinus
    Pholiota
    Physarum
    Piptoporus
    Pleurotus
    Pluteus
    Podoscypha
    (Polypores)
    Polyporus
    Porinia
    Psathyrella
    Pseudohydnum
    Pseudotrametes
    Psilocybe
    (Puffballs)
    Pulveroboletus
    Pulvinia

    R
    Ramaria
    Ramicola
    Rickenella
    Rhodotus
    Rhytisma
    Russula
    Rustroemia

    S
    Sarcobolus
    Sarcodon
    Sarcoscypha
    Schizophyllum
    Scleroderma
    Scutellinia
    Sebacina
    Serpula
    Sparassis
    Stemonitis
    Stereum
    Stropharia
    Suillus

    T
    Tremella
    Tephrocybe
    Thelephora
    Trametes
    Trichia
    Tricholoma
    Tricholomopsis
    Tubaria
    Tubifera
    Tylopilus
    Typhula
    Tyromyces

    V
    Verpa

    X
    Xerocomus
    Xylaria

 

 
 

Ling
Ling Calluna vulgaris