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Brightman, F.H. & Nicholson, B.E., 1966

The Oxford Book of Flowerless Plants

Text by Frank Brightman, illustrations by B. E. Nicholson, the foremost botanical artist of the day. The book consists of a set of plates each depicting a patch of habitat with a selection of related species. The plates are arranged by habitat class: seashore, grasslands, uplands, wet places and woodlands, with each class broken down into more individual habitats such as types of woodland or whereabouts on the seashore.

The plates beautifully capture the gizz of the organisms. A page of descriptive text faces each plate.

This is probably the best (certainly the most beautiful) in the "Oxford Book" series.

Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Pages 208
Coverage A selection of common (or most attractive!) species.
Illustrations Colour paintings.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

(Lichenes) (lichens) Identification Current
(Macromycetes) (larger fungi, macrofungi) Identification Current
BRYOPSIDA (mosses) Identification Current
CHARACEAE S.F. gray, 1821 (stoneworts) Identification Current
PTERIDOPHYTA (ferns and allies) Identification Current
(Seaweeds) (differentiated, multicellular, marine algae) Identification Current
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