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A field manual of the ferns & fern-allies of the United States & Canada

Author: David B Lellinger
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides comprehensive coverage of 406 species and varieties of ferns, fern-allies, and hybrids present in Canada and the continental United States. The information is presented in the form of a handbook and numerous color photographs are provided. The species are presented with identification numbers, and the numerical identification is maintained throughout different sections and photographs in the text.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
Guide d'identification (Descripteur de forme)
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Lellinger, David B.
Field manual of the ferns & fern-allies of the United States & Canada.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)645894102
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B Lellinger
ISBN: 0874746027 9780874746020 0874746035 9780874746037
OCLC Number: 11290975
Notes: "The second printing of this book has permitted a few emendations in the keys and correction of some typographical errors, incorrect references, and incorrect names, notably Polystichum lachenense for P. aleuticum and Tectaria fimbriata for T. lobata."--Preface, p. viii.
Description: ix, 389 pages, [45] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Studying and collecting ferns --
Fern names and classifications --
Geography, habitats, and ecology of ferns and fern-allies --
Structure of ferns and fern-allies --
Life cycle of ferns and fern-allies --
Ferns and fern-allies in the past --
Growing ferns and fern-allies --
Uses and misuses of ferns and fern-allies --
Abbreviations used in the keys --
How to use the keys --
Key to the families of ferns and fern-allies --
Fern-allies --
Psilotaceae (whisk-fern family) --
Lycopodiaceae (club-moss family) --
Selaginellaceae (spike-moss family) --
Isoetaceae (quillwort family) --
Equisetaceae (horsetail family) --
Ferns --
Ophioglossaceae (adder's-tongue family) --
Osmundaceae (royal fern family) --
Schizaeaceae (climbing fern family) --
Parkeriaceae (water fern family) --
Sinopteridaceae (maiden-hair family) --
Vittariaceae (shoestring fern family) --
Pteridaceae (brake family) --
Polypodiaceae (polypody family) --
Hymenophyllaceae (filmy fern family) --
Dennstaedtiaceae (bracken family) --
Thelypteridaceae (marsh fern family) --
Aspleniaceae (spleenwort family) --
Woodsiaceae (cliff fern family) --
Dryopteridaceae (wood fern family) --
Lomariopsidaceae (vine fern family) --
Davalliaceae (Boston fern family) --
Blechnaceae (chain fern family) --
Marsileaceae (water-clover family) --
Salviniaceae (floating fern family) --
Azollaceae (mosquito fern family) --
Hybrid complexes --
Appalachian Asplenium complex --
Asplenium verecundum complex --
Cystopteris fragilis complex --
North American dryopteris complex --
North American equisetum complex --
Eastern American isoetes complex --
Lycopodium inundatum complex --
Lycopodium tristachyum complex --
Pellaea glabella complex --
Pellaea mucronata complex --
Polypodium hesperium complex --
North American polystichum complex --
glossary.
Other Titles: Ferns & fern-allies of the United States & Canada
Ferns and fern-allies of the United States and Canada
Responsibility: David B. Lellinger ; with photographs by A. Murray Evans.

Abstract:

This text provides comprehensive coverage of 406 species and varieties of ferns, fern-allies, and hybrids present in Canada and the continental United States. The information is presented in the form of a handbook and numerous color photographs are provided. The species are presented with identification numbers, and the numerical identification is maintained throughout different sections and photographs in the text. Ferns covered include the Aspleniaceae, Pteridaceae, Schizaeaceae, Azollaceae and the Davalliaceae. The Selaginellaceae, Equisetaceae and Psilotaceae are some of the fern-allies covered. Hybrid complexes described include the Applachian Asplenium, Lycopodium inundatum, Pellaea mucronata and North American Dryopteris complexes. A glossary, checklist and bibliography are provided and common and scientific name indexes supplement the text. This volome will prove useful to those involved in horticulture and botany.--BIOSIS.

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