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The Liverworts and Hornworts of Colombia and Ecuador

Authors: Gradstein, S. Robbert

  • First treatment of liverworts and hornworts of the (northern) Andes, and high-montane neotropical flora
  • Enriches understanding of liverworts and hornworts of Colombia and Ecuador, treating more species, and with more elaborate descriptions, than previous works
  • Beautifully illustrated with detailed technical drawings of the liverworts and hornworts of the study region
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This book provides keys, descriptions and illustrations for about 850 species of liverworts and hornworts, in 148 genera and 47 families, of Colombia and Ecuador. The largest genera are Plagiochila (65 spp.), Lejeunea (62), Frullania (55), Radula (33), Metzgeria (33), Cololejeunea (32), Cheilolejeunea (31), Bazzania (26), Drepanolejeunea (25), Ceratolejeunea (18), Diplasiolejeunea (18) and Syzygiella (18). Species descriptions include brief morphological characterization and discussion with emphasis on characters for identification, world range as well as distribution and habitat in Colombia and Ecuador. Classes, orders, families and genera are also described and the main features for recognition of the genera are briefly discussed. The introduction includes chapters on history of exploration, diversity and endemism, and classification. A glossary, bibliography and index to scientific names are also provided.

About the authors

Robbert Gradstein is a Dutch botanist who works as an honorary researcher at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris. He has been a Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanical Garden of Göttingen University until his retirement in 2009. His research interests include the systematics and biogeography of tropical plants, especially bryophytes. He has done research in many parts of tropical America and in Asia, has directed numerous PhD theses and has published about 500 scientific papers and twenty books.

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Liverworts and Hornworts of Colombia and Ecuador
Authors
Series Title
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49450-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49450-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49449-0
Series ISSN
0077-8931
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 880
Number of Illustrations
71 b/w illustrations
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