Austral Hepaticae, Part 1

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Gebruder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, Science Publishers, 2000 - Liverworts - 524 pages
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The proliferation of "species" -- often placed in the "wrong" genus, has impacted all taxonamic work in 20th Century hepaticology. The same species may have been described under 3-4, or more, genera; under a single genus, such as Lepidolejeunea, species have been described in some 10-12 genera. The author has conducted field work in the Antipodes for over 40 years, starting in Fuegia in 1960. He has not only become familiar with all the chief groups as living plants, but has studied them microscopically in areas as diverse as Fiji, the Prince Edward Islands., Campbell I., Chile and New Zealand, residing for months or sometimes years in these regions. The opportunity to study hepatics in the field has given him a unique opportunity to learn these organisms as living entities; to drawt cytological details from living plants, and to place critical material into FAA for subsequent illustration, especially of the ephemeral sporophytes. Unlike most extant taxonamic works, which are based on herbarium study, this work tries to give the reader a "feeling" for the many taxa as living organisms.

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Subclasses and Synopsis of Orders of Hepaticae

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