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Dr. James G. Harris

Rediscovery of Braya pilosa
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Fruiting Specimens
To the best of my knowledge, there were no authentic fruiting specimens of B. pilosa in any North American herbarium. It is the lack of available fruiting material for study that was primarily responsible for the taxonomic confusion that had surrounded this taxon over the past 173 years.
Old Fruit Specimen
Only Known Specimens of Braya pilosa in Fruit
from the Royal Botanic Garden Herbarium at Kew,
England 1826-1850
An examination of fruiting specimens from the Royal Botanic Garden Herbarium at Kew, England reveals that B. pilosa is correctly placed in the genus Braya, and that it is a distinctive member of the genus deserving recognition at the specific level.