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The Botanist in Skye and Adjacent Islands

Field / Identification Guide

By: CW Murray and HJB Birks

136 pages, colour photos

Birks & Murray

Paperback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 3 | #153353 | ISBN: 0954897102
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About this book

New edition of this excellent botanical guidebook, originally published in 1974 (Portree High School), with a second edition in 1980 (BSBI). This third edition has been privately published by the authors.

The guide details all the ferns and flowering plants that have been reliably recorded on Skye and the nearby islands of Raasay, Rona, Soay, Scalpay, Rum, Canna, Eigg, and Muck. The scientific, common, and Gaelic names are given for each species, followed by a summary of the frequency, occurrences, distributions, and habitats of the species. Realised records are given for the rarer and more interesting species. Emphasis is on recent records and on plant distributions within and between the islands.


C.W.Murray is the Botanical Society of the British Isles Recorder for vice-county 104 (North Ebudes), H.J.B.Birks is a botanist and palaeoecologist who works at the University of Bergen (Norway) and University College London.

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