Flora of Australia Volume 54
OUT OF PRINT
This is the first of up to 10 volumes on the lichens, found as growths on bark, rock and soil in virtually all habitats. These frequently overlooked plants are often the first colonisers of bare areas, but are also found in profusion in mature communities.
Species of lichens in this volume occur in alpine to subalpine regions (e.g. some Psoroma spp.), on leaves, bark of rainforest trees or on bark of mangroves (e.g. some Coccocarpia spp.), in dry sclerophyll forests (e.g. some Hypogymnia spp.), or even on anthills or termite mounds (Thysanothecium hookeri).
Volume 54 contains the introductory chapters and the first part of the Lecanorales. The introductory chapters provide a comprehensive introduction to lichen structure, chemistry, ecology, history and classification, while the descriptive section contains a key to genera of Australian lichens, and keys and descriptions of the first nine families of the Lecanorales (to species level).
This volume covers nine families, 28 genera and 230 species. Fourteen new taxa are described, as well as many new combinations and lectotypifications.
About this book
Book series: Flora of Australia
Authors: Various authors
Hardcover ISBN-10: 0 644 24061 X
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978 0 644 24061 1
Softcover ISBN-10: 0 644 24970 6
Softcover ISBN-13: 978 0 644 24970 6
Size: 250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages: viii + 349 pages, supplementary glossary, index
Binding: Hardcover, section stitched
Illustrations: 65 colour plates, 36 black and white plates, 246 maps