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A Field Manual of the Ferns & Fern-Allies of the United States & Canada
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A Field Manual of the Ferns & Fern-Allies of the United States & Canada

 
A Field Manual of the Ferns & Fern-Allies of the United States & Canada

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Object Title: A Field Manual of the Ferns & Fern-Allies of the United States & Canada

Manufacturer: David B. Lellinger

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Created/Edited: May 28, 2007 / May 28, 2007

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Product Description

This is an excellent treatment by an authority in the taxonomy and ecology of ferns and related species. It is written to be of interest and use to both the serious botanist and the novice alike. Necessary chapters on fern biology, ecology and classification are provided as well as how to grow and use species. Keys are descriptive and useable with the aid of a glossary and the species descriptions are complete enough to confirm identification as well as include detailed information on habitat and range for each taxon. There is also information on hybridization complexes, which is useful in understanding some of the difficult to identify specimens or species origins. Also included are 270 color photos to illustrate most of the species treated. The taxonomy is a bit out of date, but given the ability to cross reference from other sources and the ongoing complexity of understanding some species relationships, this is not a problem.

Product Details

Paperback: 389 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press (September 17, 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0874746035
ISBN-13: 978-0874746037
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds

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