By: AJE Smith
384 pages, 151 figures, line drawings
Written in the same format as Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland, this completely new and highly illustrated flora embodies the most recent information and ideas in liverwort taxonomy. Although the descriptions
cover all the liverworts known to occur in Britain and Ireland, it will also be suitable for use in much of Europe, and eastern North America. Illustrated throughout with line diagrams. An important reference.
'This is a major contribution to British botany and should long remain the definitive authority.' Quarterly Review of Biology 'The book serves the bryologist seeking a complete guide to the identification of the British and Irish mosses.' Taxon
Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Examination of material; 2. Measurements; 3. Use of keys; 4. Nomenclature and taxonomy; 5. Taxonomic categories; 6. Frequency and distribution; 7. Illustrations and descriptions; 8. Conspectus of classification; 9. Hepaticae: Artificial key to orders (including Anthocerotae), Calobryales, Jungermanniales; 10. Artificial key to families of Jungermanniales, Metzgeriales; 11. Artificial key to families of Metzgeriales, Sphaerocarpales, Marchantiales; 12. Artificial key to families of Marchantiales; 13. Anthocerotae; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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