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Dr. James G. Harris

Rediscovery of Braya pilosa
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Northwest Territories
I had not seen any authentic specimens of B. pilosa collected since 1850. It was suggested that it was extinct, but I thought it more likely that its distribution is so limited that it has simply been overlooked by botanists. In fact, there is some evidence that all three known collections of B. pilosa may have come from the same stretch of seashore near Cape Bathurst, roughly 200 km northeast of the mouth of the Mackenzie River where it previously had been believed to have been collected. map of the Northwest Territories
Cape Bathurst is marked with an orange circle,
and the mouth of the Mackenzie River is marked with a green circle.