Dr Fred Rumsey

Fred at work
  • Angela Marmont Centre Enquiries Officer, Plants
  • Life Sciences department
  • Angela Marmont Centre
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road


Employment history

  • Botany Enquiries Officer, Natural History Museum, 2009.
  • UK Biodiversity Researcher (Band 4), Natural History Museum, 1997-2008.
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum/ University of Cambridge, 1995-1997.
  • Temporary Lecturer/Researcher, University of Manchester, 1991-1994.
  • Surveyor, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Furzebrook, 1990
  • Taxonomist/Herbarium Curator, British Institute for Archaeology, Ankara, Turkey, 1989


  • PhD Environmental Biology, University of Manchester,1994.
  • BSc (Hons) Botany, University of Reading, 1984


RUMSEY, F.J. 2010. Orobanche caryophyllacea. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 26:369-378.

GRUNDMANN, M., RUMSEY, F.J., ANSELL, S.W, RUSSELL, S.J., Darwin, S.C., VOGEL, J.C., Squirrell, J., SPENCER, M.A., Hollingsworth, P.M., Ortiz, S. & SCHNEIDER, H. 2010. Phylogeny and taxonomy of the bluebell genus Hyacinthoides, Asparagaceae [Hyacinthaceae]. Taxon 59: 69-82.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2009. The Highgrove Florilegium, Vol.2. Addison Publications Ltd., London.

Thorogood CJ, Rumsey FJ & Hiscock SJ. 2009. Seed viability determination in parasitic broomrapes (Orobanche and Phelipanche) using fluorescein diacetate staining. Weed Research 49:461-468.

Thorogood, C.J., RUMSEY, F.J., Harris, S. A. & Hiscock, S. J. 2009. Host-specific races in the holoparasitic angiosperm Orobanche minor: implications for speciation in parasitic plants. Annals of Botany 103: 1005-1014.

Olsson, S, RUMSEY, F.J., GRUNDMANN, M., RUSSELL, S., Enroth, J. & Quandt, D. 2009. The origin of the British and Macaronesian endemic Thamnobryum species (Neckeraceae). Journal of Bryology 31: 1-10

Thorogood, C.J., RUMSEY, F.J., Harris, S. A. & Hiscock, S. J. 2008. Host-driven divergence in the parasitic plant Orobanche minor Sm. (Orobanchaceae). Molecular Ecology 17: 4289-4303.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2008. Broomrapes of the British Isles. British Wildlife 19: 264-270.

RUMSEY, F.J. & Crouch, H.J. 2008. Brake out! Pteris go wild in the British Isles. Pteridologist 5: 31-35.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2008. Oak fern (Gymnocarpium dryopteris (L.) Newman ) found in Surrey. Pteridologist 5: 2.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2008. The Highgrove Florilegium, Vol.1. Addison Publications Ltd., London.

Lansdown, R. 2008. Water Starworts (Callitriche) of Europe. BSBI, London. [Illustrations by RUMSEY, F..J.]

RUMSEY, F.J. 2007. Polytrichales; Tetraphidales; Scopelophila; Stegonia; Epipterygium; Mielichhoferia; Pylaisia; Platygyrium; Homomallium in BBS Field Guide [http://hosting.sleath.co.uk/bbs/]

Vanderpoorten, A., RUMSEY, F.J. & CARINE, M. 2007. Does Macaronesia exist? Conflicting signals in the bryophyte and pteridophyte floras. American Journal of Botany 94: 625-639.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2007. A reconsideration of Orobanche maritima Pugsley (Orobanchaceae) and related taxa in southern England and the Channel Islands. Watsonia 26: 473-476

RUMSEY, F.J. 2007. An overlooked boreal clubmoss Lycopodium lagopus (Laest. Ex Hartm.) Zinserl. Ex Kusen. (Lycopodiaceae) in Britain. Watsonia 26: 477-480

RUMSEY, F.J. 2007. An early specimen of Cystopteris diaphana (Bory) Blasdell supports its native status. Watsonia 26: 489-490.

RUMSEY, F. J. (2007) The Aliens are coming. Salmo Trutta 10: 66-67.

LARSEN, R.S., BELL, J.N.B., JAMES, P.W. , CHIMONIDES, P.J. , RUMSEY, F. , TREMPER, A. & PURVIS, O.W. * (2007) Lichen and bryophyte distribution on oak in London in relation to air pollution and bark acidity. Environmental Pollution 146: 332-340.

Crouch, H.J. & RUMSEY, F.J. 2007. Discovery of Pteris multifida Poir. In Bath. BSBI News 104: 42-43.

RUMSEY, F.J., RUSSELL, S.J., & Wiltshire, E. 2006. A preliminary molecular investigation to characterize and identify Fulham Oaks, their progeny and related cultivars in London. The London Naturalist 85: 39-49.

CARINE, M., RUMSEY, F.J., Ait-Lafkih, M., Rej-Dali, M, Rutherford, R.W. & Jury, S.L. 2006. New plant collections from the North Morocco checklist area. Lagascalia 26: 196-219.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2006. Lead Moss Ditrichum plumbicola in Wales. Report for Countryside Council for Wales. 75 Pp.

Lansdown, R.V. & RUMSEY, F.J. 2006. The Identity of Ranunculus subgenus Batrachium in the River Itchen. Report for Environment Agency (Southern Region). 71 Pp.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2006). Dabbling with Duckweed. Salmo trutta 9: 64-66.

MURPHY, R.J. & RUMSEY, F.J.(2006). Cystopteris diaphana (Bory) Blasdell (C. viridula (Desv.) Desv.) new to Britain. In Leach, S.J.; Page, C.N., Peytoureau, Y. & Sanford, M.N. (eds.) Botanical links in the Atlantic arc. BSBI

Reproductive strategies and population structure in the endangered pteridophyte Trichomanes speciosum (Hymenophyllaceae: Pteridophyta) Fern Gaz. 17:205-215.

ADAMS, K. & RUMSEY, F (2005) Notes on Essex specialities: 9: The distribution of the Red-Data moss Zygodon forsteri (Dicks. ex With.) Mitt. Knothole Moss (Forster’s Yoke-Moss) in Epping Forest. Essex Naturalist (n.s.) 22:93-102

SILVA, L., PINTO, N., PRESS, B., RUMSEY, F., CARINE, M., HENDERSON, S. & SJÖGREN, E. (2005) Lista das plantas vasculares. In Borges, P.A.V. , Cunha, R., Gabriel, R., Martins, A.F., Silva, L. & Vieira, V. (eds.) A list of the terrestrial fauna (Mollusca and Arthropoda) and flora (Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta) from the Azores. Pp.131-155. Direcção Regional do Ambiente and Universidade dos Açores, Horta, Angra do Heroísmo & Ponta Delgada.

CHEFFINGS, C.M. & FARRELL, L. (Eds), DINES, T.D., JONES, R.A., LEACH, S.J., MCKEAN, D.R., PEARMAN, D.A., PRESTON,C.D. RUMSEY, F.J. & TAYLOR, I. (2005) The Vascular Plant Red Data List for Great Britain. Species Status 7:1-116. JNCC, Peterborough.

MURPHY, R.J. & RUMSEY, F.J.(2005). Cystopteris diaphana (Bory) Blasdell (Woodsiaceae) an overlooked native new to the British Isles. Watsonia 25: 255-263.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2005) Smiling at Crowfeet. Salmo Trutta 8:66-68.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2005. Producing an Atlas of the Bryophytes of Hampshire. HBIC Newsletter 4 : 4-5.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2005. Zygodon forsteri at Burnham Beeches – its status (1999-2005) and recommendations for future management. Report for Corporation of London. Pp. 131.

RUMSEY, F.J. 2005. Site condition monitoring of the bryophyte assemblage at Glentrool oakwoods SSSI. Report for SNH. Pp. 24.

RUMSEY, F.J., RUSSELL, S.J., SCHÄFER, H. & RASBACH, H. (2004) Distribution, ecology and cytology of Asplenium azoricum Lovis, Rasbach & Reichstein (Aspleniaceae, Pteridophyta) and its hybrids. American Fern Journal 94: 113–125.

PEARMAN, D.A. & RUMSEY, F.J. (2004) Drosera x belezeana Camus confirmed for the British Isles. Watsonia 25:115-119.

RICH, T. & RUMSEY, F.J. (2004) Hymenophyllum tunbrigense. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 21:70-76.

Schneider, H, RUSSELL, S.J. Cox, C., Bakker, F., HENDERSON, S., RUMSEY, F.J., Barrett, J.A., Gibby, M. & VOGEL, J.C. (2004). Chloroplast phylogeny of asplenioid ferns based on rbcL and trnL-F spacer sequences (Polypodiidae, Aspleniaceae) and its implications for the biogeography of these ferns. Systematic Botany 29: 260-274.

RUMSEY, F.J. & STEVENS, G.E. (2004) Assessment of the condition of Petalophyllum ralfsii Wils.(Nees & Gottsche)in the Abermenai to Aberrfraw cSAC. Report for Countryside Council of Wales. Pp 57.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2004) A Survey of Trichomanes speciosum at Glendine, Co. Waterford and the Likely Impacts Upon it of Various Road schemes.
Report to Mr. E. Connors, 8pp

HILL, M., PRESTON, C. & RUMSEY, F. (2004) SBAL training day in Kent, 19 October 2003. Field Bryology 82:48-9

RUMSEY, F.J. (2004) Review of M.O.Hill & B. Edwards, Mosses and Liverworts of Dorset. Journal of Bryology 26: 74-75.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2003) Love on the rocks. Waterhouse Times: 40:9

RUMSEY, F.J. (2003) Bryophytes of the Chiquibul. Las Cuevas 11:10-11.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2003) Bladder-ferns Cystopteris of the British Isles. British Wildlife 15: 169-172.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2003) Conserving Britains Biodiversity. Biological Sciences Review 16: 38-41.

TAYLOR, K. & RUMSEY, F.J. (2003) Biological flora of the British Isles No. 231 – Bartsia alpina L. Journal of Ecology 91:908-921.

ROWNTREE, J.K., LAWTON, K.F., RUMSEY, F.J. & SHEFFIELD, E. (2003) Exposure to Asulox inhibits the growth of mosses. Annals of Botany 92:547-556.

RUMSEY. F.J (2003) Review of Allen, B. Moss Flora of Central America Part 2. Encalyptaceae-Orthotrichaceae. Journal of Bryology 25: 230.

RUMSEY, F.J (2003) Review of Crawford, C.L. Bryophytes of native woods, 2nd. Ed. Journal of Bryology 25: 79.
RUMSEY, F.J. & RUSSELL, S.J. (2003) The taxonomic status of Didymodon mamillosus (Crundw.) M.O.Hill. Commissioned report for Scottish Natural Heritage. 8 pp.

HEADLEY, A.D. & RUMSEY, F.J. (2003) The Status and Population structure of the moss Zygodon gracilis in Britain. Commissioned report for English Nature. 127 pp.

SHEFFIELD, E., JOHNS, M., RUMSEY, F.J. AND ROUNDTREE, J. (2003) An investigation of the effects of low doses of Asulox on non-target species. Commissioned report to English Nature. 120 pp.

RUMSEY, F.J., VOGEL, J.C., JERMY, A.C. PAUL, A.M., RUSSELL, S.J., SIMPSON, K.A., BARRETT, J.A., LOCKTON, A. & GIBBY, M. (2003) Conserving the fen buckler fern (Dryopteris cristata L. ) in the British Isles. Fern Gazette 16: 449.

RUMSEY, F.J., VOGEL, J.C., RUSSELL, S.J., BARRETT, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (2003) Conserving a tropical fern in Europe. Fern Gazette 16:448.

RUMSEY, F.J., GIBBY, M. & VOGEL, J.C. (2003) The UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) process in action. The Killarney Fern, Trichomanes speciosum – a case study. Fern Gazette 16: 344-349.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2002) Hymenophyllaceae, Aspleniaceae, Droseraceae, Pyrolaceae, Diapensiaceae, Cuscutaceae, Scrophulariaceae(Gerardieae), Acanthaceae, Lentibulariaceae, Scheuchzeriaceae, Juncaginaceae in Preston, C.D., Pearman, D.A. & Dines, T.D. New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. O.U.P., Oxford.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2002) Review of The anatomy of Flowers-Arthur Harry Church. Plantlife Magazine. Autumn 2002:19.

RUMSEY, F.J., VOGEL, J.C., RUSSELL, S.J., BARRETT, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (2002) A review of progress towards the conservation of the Killarney fern (Trichomanes speciosum Willd.) in the British Isles. Botanical Journal of Scotland 54: 37-47.

PINTER, I., BAKKER, F., BARRETT, J.A., COX, C., GIBBY, M., HENDERSON, S., MORGAN-RICHARDS, M., RUMSEY, F.J., RUSSELL, S.J., TREWICK, S.A., SCHNEIDER, H., & VOGEL, J.C. (2002). Phylogenetic and biosystematic relationships in four highly disjunct polyploid complexes in the subgenera Ceterach and Phyllitis in Asplenium (Aspleniaceae) Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 2: 299-311.

TREWICK, S.A., MORGAN-RICHARDS, M., PINTER I., HENDERSON, S., RUSSELL, S.J., RUMSEY, F.J., BARRETT, J.A., GIBBY M. & VOGEL, J.C. (2002) Polyploidy, phylogeography and Pleistocene refugia of the rock fern Asplenium ceterach: evidence from cpDNA. Molecular Ecology 11:2003-2012.

ACOCK, P.J., RUMSEY, F.J., MURPHY, R.J. & BENNALICK, I. (2002) Polystichum x lesliei (P. munitum x P.setiferum) (Dryopteridaceae: Pteridophyta) described and a second site reported. Fern Gazette 16: 245-251.

RUMSEY, F.J., VOGEL, J.C. & STAFFORD, P.J. (2002) The Genus Isoetes (Isoetaceae: Pteridophyta)in Mallorca (Balearic Islands). Fern Gazette 16: 205-208.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2002) Achrophyllum dentatum (Hook.f. & Wils.) Vitt & Crosby (Hookeriaceae) naturalized in Britain. Journal of Bryology, 23: 341-344.

RUMSEY, F.J.(2001) Ophrys sphegodes Miller on Herm – New to the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Report & Transactions of La Societe Guernesiaise 25:112-115.

RUMSEY, F.J. , VOGEL, J.C. & RUSSELL, S.J. (2001) A study of genetic variation in the threatened hepatic Petalophylum ralfsii (Wils.) Nees. and Gottsche (Fossombroniaceaea) Conservation Genetics, 2: 271-277.

PRYOR, K.V., YOUNG, J.E., RUMSEY, F.J., EDWARDS, K.J., BRUFORD, M.W. & ROGERS, H.J. (2001) Diversity, genetic structure and evidence of outcrossing in British populations of the rock fern Adiantum capillus-veneris using microsatellites. Molecular Ecology, 10: 1881-1894.

SHEFFIELD, E., JOHNS, M. & RUMSEY, F.J. (2001) An investigation of the effects of low doses of Asulox on non-target species. Commissioned report to English Nature, pp 103 + 19.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2001) Review of B.Malcolm & N. Malcolm Mosses and other bryophytes – an illustrated glossary. Journal of Bryology, 23: 71.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2001) Review of J.A. Taylor & R.T.Smith (eds.) Bracken fern: toxicity, biology and control. Fern Gazette, 16: 194,200.

RUMSEY, F.J. (2000) The Knot-Hole Moss – Zygodon forsteri (With.) Mitt. at Burnham Beeches. Commissioned report to English Nature, pp. 20 + 6.

JOHNSON, G.N., RUMSEY, F.J., HEADLEY, A.D. & SHEFFIELD, E. (2000) Adaptations to extreme low light in the fern Trichomanes speciosum willd. (Hymenophyllaceae). New Phytologist, 148: 423-431.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1999) Genetic variation in British Petalwort ( Petalophyllum ralfsii (Wils.) Nees & Gottsche) Commissioned report to Plantlife, pp. 13 + 1

RUMSEY, F.J., VOGEL, J.C., & GIBBY, M. (1999) Distribution, Ecology and Conservation status of Trichomanes speciosum Willd. (Pteridophyta) in the Açorean archipelago. Arquipelago, Suppl. 2 (A): 11-18.

VOGEL, J.C., BARRETT, J.A., RUMSEY, F.J. & GIBBY, M. (1999) Identifying multiple origins in polyploid homosporous pteridophytes. In: Hollingsworth, P.M., Bateman, R.M. & Gornall, R.J., Molecular systematics and plant evolution. Pp. 101-117, Taylor & Francis, London.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1999) Review of Blockeel, T.L. & Long, D.G. A check-list and census catalogue of British and Irish bryophytes. Journal of Bryology 21: 163.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1999) Rumex X akeroydii – a new Dock hybrid for Britain. Watsonia 22: 413-416.

RUMSEY, F.J. & VOGEL, J.C. (1999) Tetrastichium fontanum (Mitt.) Card. new to mainland Europe. Journal of Bryology 21: 72-73.

VOGEL, J.C. & RUMSEY, F.J. (1999) On the status of Diphasiastrum oellgaardii (Lycopodiaceae, Pteridophyta). Feddes Repertorium 110: 439-445.

Population genetics and conservation biology of the endangered fern Trichomanes speciosum (Hymenophyllaceae) in Scotland. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 66:333-344.

Where are the glacial refugia in Europe? Evidence from pteridophytes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 66: 23-37.

Climate, colonisation and celibacy: population structure in Central European Trichomanes speciosum (Pteridophyta). Botanica Acta 111: 481-489.

TITTLEY, I., PAUL, A.M., RUMSEY, F.J. & CHIMONIDES, P.J. (1998) Mapping, monitoring and management of Eeelgrass (Zostera) beds in the South Walney Channel. Commissioned report to British Gas Hydrocarbon Resources limited, pp.21.

VOGEL, J.C., RUMSEY, F.J., SCHNELLER, J.J., RUSSELL, S.J., HOLMES, J.S., BARRETT, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (1998) The origin, status and distribution of Asplenium presolanense stat. nov. (Aspleniaceae, Pteridophyta). Botanica Helvetica 108: 269-288.

RUMSEY, F.J. & VOGEL, J.C. (1998) Trichomanes speciosum Willd. (Hymenophyllaceae) in southern Spain. Fern Gazette 15: 197-203.

RUMSEY, F.J. & JERMY, A.C. (1998) Ten plants: portraits from the edge- 9.Trichomanes speciosum. World Conservation 2/98:11-13.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1998) Taxonomic problems in the Orobanchaceae – the British perspective. Naturalist 123: 50-53.

RUMSEY, F.J. & HEADLEY, A.D. (1998) Are British Orobanche species in decline? Naturalist 123: 76-85.

HEADLEY, A.D., RUMSEY, F.J. & TAYLOR, I. (1998) The way forward for Broomrape conservation in Britain. Naturalist 123: 86-89.

HEADLEY, A.D., RUMSEY, F.J. (1998) The Biology and Ecology of Orobanche: a bibliographic review. Naturalist 123: 89-98.

VOGEL, J.C., RUSSELL, S.J., RUMSEY, F.J., BARRETT, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (1998) Evidence for maternal transmission of chloroplast DNA in the genus Asplenium (Aspleniaceae, Pteridophyta). Botanica Acta 111: 247-249.

VOGEL, J.C., RUSSELL, S.J., RUMSEY, F.J., BARRETT, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (1998) On hybrid formation in the rock fern Asplenium x alternifolium (Aspleniaceae, Pteridophyta). Botanica Acta 111: 241-246.

RUMSEY, F.J., JERMY, A.C. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1998) The independent gametophyte stage of the Killarney Fern Trichomanes speciosum Willd. (Hymenophyllaceae) and its distribution in Britain and Ireland. Watsonia 22: 1-19.

RUMSEY, F.J., VOGEL, J.C., RUSSELL, S.J., Barrett, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (1998) Are independent gametophyte populations important for the conservation of temperate Trichomanes species ? American Journal of Botany 85(6-suppl.): 98.

VOGEL, J.C., RUMSEY, F.J., Schneller, J.J., Barrett, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (1998)
Where are the glacial refugia in Europe? American Journal of Botany 85(6-suppl.): 98.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1998) Review of Page, C.N. The ferns of Britain and Ireland, 2nd Ed. Annals of Botany 81: 577-578.

RUMSEY, F.J. & JERMY, A.C. (1998) Ten plants: portraits from the edge – 9. Trichomanes speciosum. World Conservation 2/98: 13.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1998) Orobanche in Rich, T.C.G. & Jermy, A.C. (eds.) Plant Crib 1998, pp.275-276, B.S.B.I., London.

RUMSEY, F.J. & Jermy, A.C. (1998) Trichomanes in Rich, T.C.G. & Jermy, A.C. (eds.) Plant Crib 1998, pp.21-25, B.S.B.I., London.

JERMY, A.C. & RUMSEY, F.J. & VOGEL, J.C. (1998) Asplenium in Rich, T.C.G. & Jermy, A.C. (eds.) Plant Crib 1998, pp.16-17, B.S.B.I., London.

CORNER, R.W.M., JERMY, A.C. & RUMSEY, F.J. (1998) Huperzia in Rich, T.C.G. & Jermy, A.C. (eds.) Plant Crib 1998, p.4, B.S.B.I., London.

TURLAND, N.J. & RUMSEY, F.J. (1997) (1318-1319) Proposals to reject the names Orobanche major and O. laevis (Orobanchaceae). Taxon 46:787-791.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1997) Asplenium viride Hudson in Greater London. Watsonia 21:376-378.

RUMSEY, F.J., RUSSELL, S.J., JI, J., BARRETT, J.A. & GIBBY, M. (1996). Genetic variation in the endangered filmy fern Trichomanes speciosum Willd. In: Camus, J.M., Gibby, M. & Johns, R.J.(eds). Pteridology in Perspective, pp.161-165, R.B.G., Kew.

RUMSEY, F.J. & SHEFFIELD. E. (1996). Inter-generational ecological niche separation and the 'independent gametophyte' phenomenon. In: Camus, J.M., Gibby, M. & Johns, R.J.(eds). Pteridology in Perspective, pp.563-570, R.B.G., Kew.

PAUL, A.M., RUMSEY, F.J., VOGEL, J.C., JERMY, A.C. & DIAS, E. (1996). Ecology and distribution of pteridophytes on Flores, Azores. In: Camus, J.M., Gibby, M. & Johns, R.J.(eds). Pteridology in Perspective, pp.183-184, R.B.G., Kew.

RAINE, C.A., RUMSEY, F.J. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1996). The use of gametophytic characters in systematics with specific reference to the Hymenophyllaceae. In: Camus, J.M., Gibby, M. & Johns, R.J.(eds). Pteridology in Perspective, pp.343-345, R.B.G., Kew.

RUMSEY, F.J. & VOGEL, J.C. (1996). Floristic biodiversity of N Morocco. Taxonomic, corologic and nomenclatural notes, 5. Two Asplenium taxa new to Africa. Lagascalia 18(2): 232-234.

JURY, S.L. & RUMSEY, F.J. (1996). Floristic biodiversity of N Morocco. Taxonomic, corologic and nomenclatural notes, 4. Thelypteris palustris Schott in Morocco. Lagascalia 18(2): 231-232.

RUMSEY, F.J., HEADLEY, A.D. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1996). Gametophytic adaptations to low light - how unique are Trichomanes species? American Journal of Botany 83(6) Suppl.: 122.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1995). Review of Scarce plants in Britain. Stewart, A., Pearman, D.A. & Preston, C.D. (eds). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 78-79.

RUMSEY, F.J., THOMPSON, P. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1993). Triploid Isoetes echinospora Durieu in Northern England. Fern Gazette 14: 215-221.

RUMSEY, F.J., RAINE, C.A. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1993). Trichomanes venosum R. Br. (Hymenophyllaceae) in a Cornish garden - with a key to the filmy ferns established in Britain and Ireland. Fern Gazette 14: 155-160.

RUMSEY, F.J. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1993). The population biology of Trichomanes speciosum Willd. - an electrophoretic study. American Journal of Botany 80(6) Suppl. : 109.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1993) Review of Bryophytes and Lichens in a changing environment. Bates, J.W. & Farmer, A.M. (eds). Annals of Botany 72: 640-641.

SHEFFIELD, E., WOLF, P.G., RUMSEY, F.J., ROBSON, D.J., RANKER, T.A. & CHALLINOR, S.M. (1993). Spatial distribution and reproductive behaviour of a triploid bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) clone in Britain. Annals of Botany 72: 231-237.

JI, J., RUSSELL, S.J., RUMSEY, F.J., GIBBY, M., SHEFFIELD, E. & JERMY, A.C. (1993). The application of DNA amplification to a study of the genetic variation of the filmy fern Trichomanes speciosum Willd. American Journal of Botany 80(6) Suppl. : 109.

RUMSEY, F.J., RAINE, C.A. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1992). The reproductive capability of 'independent' Trichomanes gametophytes. In: Ide, J.M., Jermy, A.C. & Paul, A.M. (eds). Fern horticulture, past, present and future objectives, pp.299-304, Intercept, Andover.

RUMSEY, F.J. (1992). The status of Tortula freibergii in the British Isles. Journal of Bryology 17: 371-373.

RUMSEY, F.J., HEADLEY, A.D., FARRAR, D.R. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1991). The Killarney Fern (Trichomanes speciosum) in Yorkshire. Naturalist 116: 41-43.

RUMSEY, F.J. & JURY, S.L. (1991). An account of Orobanche in Britain and Ireland. Watsonia 18: 257-295.

RUMSEY, F.J., SHEFFIELD, E. & HAUFLER, C.H. (1991) A re-assessment of Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) in the British Isles. Watsonia 18: 297-301.

RUMSEY, F.J., FARRAR, D.R. & SHEFFIELD, E. (1990) Filmy fern gametophytes in the British Isles. Pteridologist 2: 40-42.

RUMSEY, F.J. ( 1990). Additions to the Bryophyte flora of the Torneträsk area. Journal of Bryology 16: 199-208.

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