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L'Aveyron en Fleurs: Inventaire Illustré des Plantes Vasculaires du Département de l'Aveyron [Aveyron Flowers: An Illustrated Inventory of Vascular Plants in the Department of Aveyron]

Flora / Fauna
By: Christian Bernard(Author)
255 pages, 900+ colour photos
L'Aveyron en Fleurs: Inventaire Illustré des Plantes Vasculaires du Département de l'Aveyron [Aveyron Flowers: An Illustrated Inventory of Vascular Plants in the Department of Aveyron]
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Language: French

The southern French department of Aveyron is rich in more than 2650 plants that Christian Bernard, a passionate botanist and worthy successor of Father Hippolyte Coste, lists in this book. L'Aveyron en Fleurs lists 2239 spontaneous, subspontaneous or naturalized species, plus a hundred weeds and over a hundred crops visible in the ground cover, and almost 150 wild hybrids. Soil diversity, the range of elevations and exposure to the elements, the range of climatic conditions and mainly agricultural uses of space by man explain the diversity of landscapes, ecosystems, and therefore the exceptional wealth of the flora of Aveyron which covers almost half of the flora of France. Nine hundred photographs, all made by the author, illustrate this work. Christian Bernard designed this inventory as a reference work to offer those interested in the floristic botany of this department (researchers, teachers, planners, naturalists ...) as complete an understanding as possible of the vascular flora (flowering plants, but also ferns and horsetails) and its distribution in the different natural regions. This book, available to the public, should prompt more people to discover the Aveyron flora while inviting specialists to continue the work begun by Christian Bernard and those who accompanied him, and the generations of botanists that preceded them.

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Le département de l'Aveyron est riche de plus de 2650 plantes que Christian Bernard, botaniste passionné et digne successeur de l'abbé Hippolyte Coste, a répertoriées dans cet ouvrage. L'Aveyron en Fleurs recense 2239 espèces spontanées, subspontanées ou naturalisées auxquelles s'ajoutent une centaine de plantes adventices ainsi que plus d'une centaine de plantes cultivées visibles dans le tapis végétal et près de 150 hybrides sauvages. La diversité des sols, la gamme des altitudes et des expositions, l'éventail des conditions climatiques et les utilisations essentiellement agricoles de l'espace par l'homme expliquent la diversité des paysages, des écosystèmes, et donc la richesse exceptionnelle de la flore aveyronnaise, qui couvre près de la moitié de la flore de France. Neuf cents photos, toutes réalisées par l'auteur, illustrent ce travail. Christian Bernard a conçu cet inventaire comme un instrument de référence, pour offrir à ceux qui s'intéressent à la botanique floristique de notre département (chercheurs, enseignants, aménageurs, naturalistes...) une connaissance aussi complète que possible de la flore vasculaire (plantes à fleurs, mais aussi fougères et plantes alliées) et de sa répartition dans les différentes régions naturelles. Cet ouvrage,accessible au grand public, devrait inciter le plus grand nombre à découvrir la flore aveyronnaise tout en invitant les spécialistes à continuer l'œuvre entreprise par Christian Bernard et ceux qui l'ont accompagné, ainsi que par les générations de botanistes qui les ont précédés.

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Flora / Fauna
By: Christian Bernard(Author)
255 pages, 900+ colour photos
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