1788 - Bolton, James - History of Fungusses growing about Halifax

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1788
Author Bolton, James
Title An History of Fungusses, growing about Halifax
Mentions Robin Hood's Scar [locality in Southowram]
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Approximate location of Robin Hood's Scar.
Strollers in Elland Park Wood, early 1900's postcard / Scanned by David Greaves for Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion.
The fungus boletus stipitatus or 'woolly boletus', which James Bolton found growing on Robin Hood's Scar.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-12-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


It [sc. woolly boletus] is a rare plant here. The specimen from which this description and these figures are taken, grew in Robin Hood's Scar, in Southowram, near Halifax, in September, 1784.[1]

Source notes

Italics as in printed source.

IRHB comments

In 1797 a German translation of Bolton's book was published (see Sources section below). It is a classic in British mycology.



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