Flora of Connemara and the Burren

Flora of Connemara and the Burren

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Connemara and the Burren are two adjacent but strongly contrasted regions of the west of Ireland which have long been famous among botanists - professional and amateur alike - for their wealth of rare and interesting plants. But in spite of their renown there is no general account of their flora with details of the distribution of the various species. This book fills the gap. Written on the traditional pattern of a county Flora, it gives detailed localities for all but the commonest species and discusses in greater detail than is usual in such works their ecology, wider geographical distribution and their variation.
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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521299586
  • 9780521299589

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List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; The flora region and its eight districts; Geology and soils; Climate; Character of the flora; Notes on some of the habitats; The vegetation since the last glaciation; The history of our knowledge of the flora; Part I. Flowering Plants, Conifers, and Pteridophytes: Notes on the text; 1. Dicotyledons; 2. Monocotyledons; 3. Gymnosperms; 4. Pteridophytes; 5. Mosses and liverworts; 6. Lichens; 7. Marine algae; 8. Freshwater algae; 9. Funghi; Bibliography; Part II. Maps, Indexes: Map 1. Connemara (comprising districts 5, 6, 7 and 8, with part of 4); Map 2. The Burren (comprising districts 1, 2 and 3, with parts of 4, 5 and 6); Topographical index; Index of English and Irish names; Index of Latin names.
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