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Stace, C., 1999

Field Flora of the British Isles

"Baby Stace" - a cut down version of the second edition of "New Flora of the British Isles" ("Posh Stace") by the same author.

Weighs in at 475 gms, compared to 1530 for Posh Stace (or 1210 for CTM).

The species descriptions have been removed and the family descriptions shortened to make the larger flora more portable. Most of the figures have also been taken out. Personally, I find this makes it harder to use and it really works best as a memory jog for the plants you already know.

Unaccountably the rarity codes have been removed so you won't know if it's a protected species until you get home...

Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Pages 736
ISBN 0-521-65315-0
Coverage All the vascular plants growing in the wild as known at the time.
Illustrations A small number of line drawings and scanning electon-micrographs in the text.
Identify In the Hand (also useful to examine with x8 or x10 hand lens).
Difficulty Just keys, so there are no descriptions to provide confirmation.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

TRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants) Identification Current
PTERIDOPHYTA (ferns and allies) Identification Current
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