Picture of Saccogyna viticulosa

Eighteenth century bryology in Sussex

What are the earliest reliable bryophyte records in the county? So far we have found an early instance of Riccia fluitans, as described by Dillenius in his revision of John Ray’s great work Synopsis methodica stirpium britannicarum (1724), where he notes that ‘Mr. Manningham and I observed it plentifully in the Ditches about Chichester’. Dillenius […]

Picture of Jungermannia turneri (Cephaloziella rurneri) from Hooker's British Jungermanniae (1816)

Cephaloziella turneri in Sussex

Edward Jenner (1803-1872) was an active botanist in the county in the middle years of the nineteenth century. Born in South Heighton, for most of his working life he was traveller to the printing house of Baxter of Lewes, publishers of the Sussex Express. He married Nancy May (1802–1869) at St John the Baptist, Southover […]