Articles and Papers

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Improvers' Workshop Notes

Click here for a set of notes used in the Hampshire Flora Group's Improvers' Workshop in April 2009.


Amaranthaceae Notes

Click here for a set of notes used for the Hampshire Flora Group's Keyhaven meeting in September 2010, updated with new material for the 2016 Chenopodium / Atriplex workshop.


Apiaceae Workshop Notes

Click here for a set of notes used for the Hampshire Flora Group's Apiaceae (Umbellifers) workshop in July 2015.


Asteraceae Workshop Notes

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©Martin Rand 2009

Click here for notes used in the Hampshire Flora Group's Asteraceae Workshop in September 2009. This is a very large file and only suitable for downloading via a broadband connection.


Asteraceae tribe Cichorieae Workshop Notes

Click here for a set of notes used for the Hampshire Flora Group's August 2015 workshop on Dandelion-like composites. Warning: large file!


A key to the commoner Cotoneaster species in Hampshire

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Cotoneaster lacteus ©John Norton 2014

John Norton has prepared this short key to the species of Cotoneaster most likely to be encountered in the wild in Hampshire. It requires only leaf and fruit characters, and so avoids multiple site visits to get a single determination. The arrangement in order of increasing leaf length makes it easy to home in on the set of most likely candidates.

Click here for the key.


Conifers Workshop Notes

Click here for a set of notes used in the Hampshire Flora Group's Conifers Workshop in February 2012. Warning: large file!


Euphorbia Guide

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This guide to the Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) covers not only the native and well-established species of Euphorbia to be found in Hampshire and neighbouring counties, but most of the casuals and garden escapes that are likely to turn up. It was used in the workshop run by the Flora Group in 2016.


Ferns Workshop Notes

Click here for a set of notes used in the Hampshire Flora Group's Ferns Workshop in July 2012. Warning: large file!


Grasses Workshop Notes

Click here for a set of notes used in the Hampshire Flora Group's Grasses Workshop in July 2010. Warning: large file!


A reduced Hieracium key for Hampshire and neighbouring areas

This key is an attempt to abstract from the massive key in Sell and Murrell's Flora of Great Britain and Ireland just those species which are either known to occur in Hampshire, or might plausibly be found here. It is not intended to be a stand-alone identification guide, and must be used in conjunction with volume 4 of the Flora.

Click here for the key in A4 format.
Click here for the key in A5 booklet format. (Requires a double-sided printer.)


Hampshire Sedge Key

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Carex elata (Tufted-sedge), Winchester
©Martin Rand 2007

Updated 29th December 2006 with minor corrections and additions.

Revised and enlarged June 2012.

This is the document that I have prepared for use on Sedge Identification training days I have run in the last few years. It includes a key and details for all Carex species found in Hampshire, as well as a key to other genera in the Sedge family (Cyperaceae). There are brief notes on other species found in southern England.

You are welcome to make personal use of this document, but it is copyright Martin Rand 2005-2012 and no part should be reproduced or distributed for other purposes without permission. I will be very glad to receive comments, suggestions and notifications of errors.

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Willow-herb Workshop Notes

Click here for a set of notes used in the Hampshire Flora Group's Willow-herb Workshop in July 2013. Warning: large file!


A snowdrop miscellany

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Galanthus nivalis near Hurstbourne Priors.
©Martin Rand 2008

Click here for some notes on Snowdrop species that can be found in the wild in Hampshire.


The MapMate Handbook

Click here for this (almost) comprehensive guide to using MapMate, written for the BSBI by Martin Rand with support from Scottish Natural Heritage.


Introduction to SQL for Mapmate Users

Updated January 2007 with new material and minor corrections.

This paper forms part of the material for a suite of courses run from time to time by the BSBI for its county recorders, or any other members who are using Mapmate for recording. Although it uses illustrations from a set of sample data provided with the course, it should make reasonable sense if used with your own data. If you would like to know more about the courses or the full material set, please contact the BSBI Volunteers Officer, Bob Ellis (England and Wales), or the Scottish Officer, Jim McIntosh (Scotland).

Click here to download. Warning: this is a 2.3Mb Adobe Acrobat file.