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Sphagnum Mosses Field Key to the Mosses of Britain and Ireland

Identification Key New
By: Martin Godfrey(Author), Karen Rogers(Author)
56 pages, colour photos, b/w line drawings
NHBS
A short handbook for naturalists with an accessible key to identify Sphagnum species in the field.
Sphagnum Mosses
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  • Sphagnum Mosses ISBN: 9781908819604 Paperback Jul 2021 In stock
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Sphagnum mosses often form a conspicuous and important component of our vegetation. This short handbook is intended to provide naturalists with an accessible key for the identification of Sphagnum species in the field. It is supported by brief descriptions of the more important identification features, plus a guide to the vegetation types that the individual species occupy.

Most botanists can recognise sphagna to genus level without difficulty, as they are a familiar component of wet habitats such as woods, mires and heaths. When well grown they typically form brightly coloured carpets or hummocks and, by moss standards, are really quite large.

In common with many other large and brightly coloured plants, particularly when there are illustrated guides to hand, there is a temptation to identify by the look of the plant, and quickly move on to the next plant. However, sphagna are not always well-grown and are morphologically somewhat variable so are best treated as plants which demand a little more attention.

For basic identification in the field, all you need is a ×10 lens, although a ×20 is very useful. But as some individual specimens can be problematic, short keys based on microscopic characters are also provided.

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Identification Key New
By: Martin Godfrey(Author), Karen Rogers(Author)
56 pages, colour photos, b/w line drawings
NHBS
A short handbook for naturalists with an accessible key to identify Sphagnum species in the field.
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