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Guide to the Plants of Central French Guiana, Part 4: Liverworts and Hornworts

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Series: Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Volume: 76/4

By: S Robbert Gradstein (Author), Anna Luiza Ilkiui-Borges (Author)

140 pages, 83 b/w line drawings

New York Botanical Garden Press

Hardback | Dec 2009 | #183323 | ISBN-13: 9780893275068
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NHBS Price: £68.99 $84/€78 approx

About this book

Language: English with bilingual summary in English and French

This hepatic flora of central French Guiana is based on a study of about 1500 collections made by many different collectors. All species are keyed, described, and illustrated. Brief descriptions of the habitats of the species and of the lowland cloud forest of central French Guiana are also provided. The flora consists of 175 species of liverworts in 59 genera and 17 families and 2 species of hornworts (2 genera, 2 families). The Lejeuneaceae are the most important family with 117 species in 37 genera. Taxonomic novelties include Cheilolejeunea acanthina (Spruce) n. comb., C. adnata var. autoica n. var., C. asperiflora (Spruce) n. comb., C. polystachya (Spruce) n. comb. and Cololejeunea microscopica var. exigua (Evans) Pócs n. comb., C. verrucosa (Jovet-Ast) Pócs n. comb., C. winkleri (Morales & A. Lücking) Pócs n. comb. New synonyms are Aphanolejeunea angustissima Stephani (= Cololejeunea papillosa), A. cyathiphylla Herzog (= Cololejeunea papillosa), Cololejeunea fefeana Tixier (= C. cremersii), Diplasiolejeunea lacostei Tixier (= D. rudolphiana), and Trachylejeunea (Spruce) Schiffner (= Cheilolejeunea).

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