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A checklist and census catalogue of British and Irish bryophytes. Updated 2008

Hill, M. O.; Blackstock, T. H.; Long, D. G.; Rothero, G. P.. 2008 A checklist and census catalogue of British and Irish bryophytes. Updated 2008. Middlewich, British Bryological Society, 184pp.

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Abstract/Summary

The 2008 checklist of British bryophytes lists 1056 species (comprising 4 hornworts, 297 liverworts, 755 mosses), 15 subspecies and 94 varieties, in 304 genera. These are arranged in a full taxonomic hierarchy. The moss classification is broadly similar to that in the current standard flora, but the liverwort classification incorporates many new features resulting from recent genetic studies. Annotations provide literature references for all changes from the standard floras, including taxa newly added or deleted. For each taxon, there is a list of the vice-counties in which it has been found. Vice-county records are distinguished by whether or not there is a post-1959 record in the database of the Biological Records Centre at CEH Wallingford.

Item Type: Publication - Book
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity
CEH Sections: Pywell
ISBN: 978-0-9561310-0-3
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: The most recent data is currently only available as the printed edition of the new Census Catalogue 2008. A version containing the basic data can be found as an MS Word document from the British Bryological Society Website: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Resources/CCfiles/CC_2008_data_only.doc
Additional Keywords: moss, liverwort, hornwort, Britain, Ireland, vice-county
NORA Subject Terms: Botany
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Date made live: 22 Dec 2008 10:26
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5319

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