Clearing Up – though not finished yet. Part 2

From Tayinloan to Waternish to check on the Aceana. It looked like this:


Acaena Waternish

which looks exactly like the A. inermis on Raasay this evening, but I still want see it look like this later in the year:

Acaena inermis Moll 0509

Acaena inermis

From there to Dunvegan to check things found during a Skye Nature Group outing in April. What we thought might be a Cotoneaster turns out to be Crinodendron hookerianum (Chinese Lantern Bush):


Crinodendron hookerianum

I have entered this directly to the BSBI database as MapMate doesn’t recognise it. Third Scottish record on the database, the other two being not far away in VC105. (Just two in England.)

I wasn’t sure that I re-found the putative Ulex minor (Dwarf Gorse) but have a specimen to examine some time soon……

To finish off the day I went to Roskill to up the species count in tetrad NG24X and added 52 taxa, though this had me baffled for a while:


Hesperis matronalis (Dame’s-violet)

Thanks, Tim, for helping me out.

I could go on, but finally here are a couple of insects:


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3 Responses to “Clearing Up – though not finished yet. Part 2”

  1. Some Plant Updates | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] The Acaena inermis at Waternish has now done what I wanted: […]

  2. Thursday | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] excursion to look for fungi, though as usual we looked at other things as well. Near the Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree) we found a fairly mature Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey Cypress) and a Laburnum […]

  3. Rare Fungi | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] Crinodendron hookerianum (Chile Lantern Tree) at Dunvegan has leaf spots and these just may be new to science – they have certainly floored Bruce even […]

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