Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh Volume 2; V. 8

Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh Volume 2; V. 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...the same position. Castle Taylor is situated about six miles inland from the Bay of Galway, on a part of the "flag" limestone district, whose flora is best known from that of " Burren" in Clare. Those botanists who are interested in the subject will find an excellent account of the Burren Flora, published in the " Transactions of the Eoyal Irish Academy," vol. xxiv. (1862), by my friend, Mr F. J. Foot, who has thoroughly investigated this interesting limestone tract in the county of Clare. Some remarks of my own, on the Flora of Castle Taylor, Galway, are published in the "Proceedings" of this Society for the year 1855. It is remarkable that in the very same field with Neotinea intacta occurs a very distinct species of Hawk-moth Anthrocera minos, which, in the British Isles, occurs only in the Burren district; and from this circumstance I had always expected to find some peculiar plant also. Arbuhis Unedo at Killarney is similarly associated with two remarkable and local species of insects, Notodonta bicolora and Hydreha Banhiana. A mollusk, Geomalacus maculosus, is also peculiar to the Killarney district. Judging from the similarity of the Flora throughout the district, and from the range of the Anthrocera minos, which extends to Burren, I should anticipate that Neotinea intacta may be discovered in other localities on the same limestone; but it must be looked for early in the season, about the beginning or middle of May. In a late number of Seemann's "Journal of Botany," Dr Eeichenbach has given a valuable commentary on the synonymy, range, and peculiarities of this remarkable plant. Dr White stated that Anthrocera minos had also been recorded as having been found in Argyleshire and...show more

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