Hieracium with a fur coat but which species?

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    I came across this strange looking plant growing on a rock face and in perpetual shade. I now know that it is a species of Hieracium, an extremely difficult family with some 6000 species worldwide.
    Can a member recognise this Hieracium and the sp. name?
     

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    Hieracium continued:
     

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    Hieracium continued because this is a difficult one!
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The ones I am finding on Italian web pages with hairs like that are Hieracium villosum, but absent keying it out in a local flora...I don't know what the other options are.
     
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    Hi Daniel, I considered the species villosum, unfortunately it doesn't grow in my region which is Campania. There are a few more but the description in Sandro Pignatti 3 vol. Flora d'Italia doesn't match. However, there is every possibility that it is now growing in in my region. It is to be found in surrounding regions, but considering that the Flora d'Italia volumes were written many years ago, there is every possibility that it has migrated to Campania. I will have to check www.Acta Plantarum.com, or www. Flora Italiana.com. Thanks Daniel
     

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