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Occurrence of Schoenus nigricans L. on Ombrogenous Peats


THE seemingly anomalous presence of Schoenus nigricans on Irish blanket peats has often been reported and commented on in the literature1,2,3.

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  1. 1

    Tansley, A. G., ‘The British Islands and their vegetation’ (Cambridge University Press, 1939).

  2. 2

    Osvald, H., Acta Phytogeog. Suec., 26, (1949).

  3. 3

    Pearsall, W. H., and Lind, E. M., J. Ecol., 29, 62 (1941).

  4. 4

    Gorham, E., J. Ecol., 44, 375 (1956).

  5. 5

    Mattson, S., Sanberg, G., and Turning, P. E., Lantbrukshog skolans Annaler, 12, 101 (1944).

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    Gorham, E., J. Ecol., 41, 153 (1953).

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