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Michigan Ferns & Lycophytes A Guide to Species of the Great Lakes Region

Field / Identification Guide
By: Daniel D Palmer(Author)
381 pages, 81 b/w photos and b/w line drawings, 104 b/w distribution maps, 16 tables
Michigan Ferns & Lycophytes
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  • Michigan Ferns & Lycophytes ISBN: 9780472037117 Paperback May 2018 In stock
Price: £25.95
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Michigan's ferns and lycophytes are among the state's most fascinating plants. The species in these groups exhibit incredibly diverse life cycles and an amazing array of morphology. Some species such as the Bracken fern are widespread and aggressive, dominating forest understories throughout much of northern Michigan, while other species are exceedingly rare and adapted to life solely in harsh niche habitats where little else can grow.

Unlike the well-studied flowering plants and gymnosperms, Michigan's ferns and lycophytes have long lacked a reliable, up-to-date guidebook, and this book fills that gap. Covering all 120 taxa found in the state, it features detailed keys, species descriptions, and range maps alongside precise illustrations. Readers learn about the etymology of species' common and scientific names as well as interesting facts about their historic uses by humans and place within the Michigan ecosystem. Michigan Ferns and Lycophytes also provides information on the challenging taxonomy of many ferns and lycophytes, with special attention given to the species likely to hybridize and those prone to misidentification. This is a must-have reference for anyone who wishes to learn about these important components of the Great Lakes flora.

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Daniel D. Palmer is a retired dermatologist and past president of the Hawaiian Botanical Society. Dr. Palmer summers in Michigan, where he also formerly operated a tree farm.

Field / Identification Guide
By: Daniel D Palmer(Author)
381 pages, 81 b/w photos and b/w line drawings, 104 b/w distribution maps, 16 tables
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"Dan Palmer's superb, fully illustrated book on the pteridophytes of Michigan at long last puts into the hands of botanists, naturalists, and all plant enthusiasts the key missing field guide to an important component of our state's diverse Midwestern flora. We have awaited this moment for many years and are now richly rewarded."
– Michael R. Penskar, University of Michigan Herbarium

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