The initial chapter deals with the general patterns of taxonomy, distribution, habitats and reproduction of Greenlandic liverworts.
The major part of The Liverworts of Greenland includes keys and in-depth descriptions of 178 liverwort species known from Greenland. The text is written in the same concise style as the Illustrated Flora of the Nordic Liverworts and Hornworts by the same author. The morphology of species is presented together with accurate illustrations and information about infraspecific differentiation patterns. Keys to subspecific taxa are included when appropriate. Information about the distribution is supported by maps. The ecological demands are also presented separately for each species.