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Alaria esculenta with Litosiphon laminariae
Donor: Miss Margaret Alice Meyler , 1863-1962
Previous owner: Mrs Margaret Gatty , British, 1809 - 1873
Previous owner: Mrs Horatia Katharine Frances Eden , British, 1846 - 1945
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: 2015.59.20
This specimen is part of a folio of pressed seaweeds collated by Margaret Gatty and her daughter, Horatia. Almost all of the contents of the folio were collected between 1850 to 1864 and mostly by the Gattys themselves. This specimen is actually two different species. The main one, Alaria esculenta, commonly called Dabberlocks, and an epiphyte (a plant that grows on other plants), Litosiphon laminariae. The Gattys spotted and identified both!
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