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Dr. James G. Harris

Rediscovery of Braya pilosa
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Species Status in Question
Some botanists have suggested B. pilosa is a misnomer applied in error by J.D. Hooker to a Draba, likely D. corymbosa. However, the description and illustrations supplied by Hooker indicate something quite different from D. corymbosa.
Old Fruit Specimen
Draba corymbosa
Fortunately, any doubt about the identity of Hooker's B. pilosa as a legimate Braya rather than as a misidentified D. corymbosa is resolved by an examination of authentic fruiting specimens.