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The Liverworts of Britain and Ireland

The Liverworts of Britain and Ireland

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  • Date Published: August 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521424738

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  • This generously illustrated flora embodies the most recent information and ideas in liverwort taxonomy. Written in the same format as Dr Smith's widely acclaimed Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland, it provides descriptions of all the liverworts known to occur in Great Britain and Ireland, together with keys to their identification and a glossary. As the only recent comprehensive European liverwort flora written in English and suitable for use in much of Europe (and also, incidentally, in eastern North America), this book will be an essential reference for all those interested in this fascinating group of plants.

    • The only flora of the Liverworts of the British Isles
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    '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

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    • Date Published: August 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521424738
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Anthony John Edwin Smith, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth

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