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Rubus mollissimus type locality

by Keith Spurgin » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:59 pm

Hello, Not a bug but additional information on the record for Rubus mollissimus listed as:

SS30, vc4, recorder unknown, 1850-1988.

This must be derived from the following report:

'This beautiful plant was found by Mr. [T.R.A.] Briggs in 1885, by the Holsworthy and Thornbury Road, N. Dev.' W.M. Rogers in Journ. Bot. 32: 45 (1894). Type locality associated with the publication of R. mollissimus Rogers.

I don't have MapMate and feel nervous about adding information to the DDb.

With best wishes,

Keith Spurgin
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Re: Rubus mollissimus type locality

by admin » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi Keith,

Thanks for posting about this. I've create a new record for the literature report here:

https://database.bsbi.org/object.php?en ... rdInstance

The reason for that approach, rather than editing the existing, extremely vague, entry is that I can't be absolutely certain that pre-existing record relates to the same occurrence. As a matter of principle it's better to create a new record rather than to add speculative detail to flesh out another record. Even though it would have been 'safe' to do in this instance there are many cases where it's risky to make assumptions, and doing so can, inadvertently be quite destructive.
Tom Humphrey
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Re: Rubus mollissimus type locality

by Keith Spurgin » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:57 pm

Thank you Tom,

Absolutely understood.

Best wishes,

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