Flora of Australia, volume 51. Mosses [part one].

Flora of Australia, volume 51. Mosses [part one]. Australian Biological Resources Study.
Flora of Australia, volume 51. Mosses [part one].

Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing/ABRS, 2006. Octavo, colour photographs, text illustrations, maps, fine copy in dustwrapper.

This is the first of three volumes describing and illustrating more than 1000 species of Australian mosses. Together, these volumes will represent the first national account of these diverse and ecologically significant organisms. The introduction documents 200 years of research on Australian mosses; moss classification and an overview of morphology and sexuality; an account of ecology and biodiversity; the origin and evolution of mosses; fossil bryophytes; and a key to the more than 300 genera of mosses known from Australia and its island territories. The volume includes descriptions of 22 families, 42 genera and 238 species and infraspecific taxa, including synonymy, specimen citations and notes on habitat and distribution. Distribution maps are provided for each species and infraspecific taxon, as well as more than 50 pages of line-art illustrating habit and anatomy and 64 colour photographs.

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