Written by local authors, this is the first complete monograph on the sedges (family Cyperaceae) of Spain and Portugal. This field guide is magnificently illustrated with photographs and plates with line drawings.
It presents an updated classification that includes easy-to-use dichotomous keys and numerous data that greatly facilitate the identification of the genera and species of sedges that grow in Spain and Portugal, including the biodiverse archipelagos of the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira. Diagnostic descriptions of the different taxa are also provided, as well as distribution maps and data on the flowering season, edaphic preferences and conservation status, in the cases that have been evaluated.
The genera treated in this work are: Blysmus, Bolboschoenus, Bulbostylis, Carex (incl. Kobresia), Cladium, Cyperus, Eleocharis, Eriophorum, Fimbristylis, Fuirena, Isolepis, Rhynchospora, Schoenoplectiella, Schoenoplectus, Scirpoides, Scirpus, and Trichophorum.
Modesto Luceño Garcés has a PhD in Biology and is a Professor of Botany at the Pablo Olavide University in Seville. He is a specialist in the Cyperaceae family. He has worked and taught at universities in Brazil, Switzerland and South Africa. He has formed a botanical school that has allowed this work to go ahead.
Modesto Luceño is also the editor of the work, coordinating the following authors: Rogelio Sánchez Villegas, Begoña Quirós de la Peña, Manuel Sánchez Villegas, Santiago Martín Bravo, Enrique Maguilla Salado, Marcial Escudero Lirio, Carmen Benítez Benítez, Tamara Villaverde Hidalgo, Pedro Jiménez Mejías, José Ignacio Márquez Corro, María Sanz Arnal, and Mónica Míguez Ríos.