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The Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland

The Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521546720

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  • This book describes and illustrates the 760 species of mosses currently known to occur in the British Isles and incorporates the most up-to-date information available on classification and nomenclature, including recent synonyms. The descriptions provide information on frequency, ecology, geographical relationships and distribution, including information on protected species and those species at risk. This second edition incorporates the very considerable advances in our knowledge of mosses made over the last quarter of the twentieth century and will provide a unique resource for all concerned with these fascinating organisms. First Edition Hb (1978): 0-521-21648-6 First Edition Pb (1980): 0-521-29973-X

    • Long-awaited new edition of an important reference work
    • The only up-to-date and complete treatment for this fascinating group of plants
    • Provides easily usable keys to genera and species
    • Includes detailed information on structure, habitat and distribution of all British and Irish taxa
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521546720
    • length: 1026 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 51 mm
    • weight: 1.6kg
    • contains: 318 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Acknowledgements
    Preface to the second edition
    Second edition acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Abbreviations
    Conspectus of classification
    Artificial key to the genera of British and Irish mosses
    Sphagnopsida
    Andreaeopsida
    Polytrichopsida
    Bryopsida
    Geographical relationships of British and Irish mosses
    Red List of mosses
    British and Irish vice-counties
    English names for British and Irish mosses
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Author

    A. J. E. Smith
    A. J. E. Smith retired from his post as Reader in Botany in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Wales in 1999.

    Illustrated by

    Ruth Smith

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