Members Reports and Photos
PRAEGER CENTRE, national botanic gardens, 6 DECEMBER 2014
LEADERs: DECLAN DOOGUE & A.N. Other
Introduction to the Identification of Willows and Poplars (morning). Preparation
and Examination of Herbarium Specimens (afternoon) Pressed / dried specimens
were used in the workshop.
The morning session provided an introduction to the recognition of Salix and Populus species. Trees and shrubs of these genera are widespread in Ireland. They include natives, escaped ornamentals and some utilitarian species formerly planted for basketry, as well as hybrids between these groups. Some of these hybrids may have arisen spontaneously, or have survived from former cultivation.
Pressed / dried specimens were used in the workshop.
In the afternoon, advice was given on the pressing, storage and presentation of herbarium specimens. Time did not permit the examination of all material provided by participants but it is hoped to provide further opportunities at a later date.
BSBI Handbook Stace's Hybridization The Black Poplar
Salix viminalis S. cinerea ssp. cinerea
S. alba S.pentandra S.triandra
S. aurita . S. caprea S. viminalis x S. caprea
Populus alba P. x canescens P. x canadensis
Specimen Preparation I & II Specimen Labelling
new edition Docks and Knotweed Handbook
Photographs © P. Lenihan
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