A Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
|By||Lawrence James Metcalf|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||190 x 95 x 10|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / Trees, wildflowers & plants|
The third New Zealand title in this internationally acclaimed series of compact, easy-to-use guides which is the ideal car glovebox, pocket or backpack reference for anyone with an interest in natural history.
Ferns occur in great abundance in New Zealand - there are nearly 200 native species alone occurring everywhere from the coast through to the country's alpine regions. Then there are the fern allies - including clubmosses and forkferns that have an even longer fossil history than ferns. However most of the fern and fern allies described in A Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand are the commoner species that are more likely to be seen when journeying around the New Zealand countryside.
For ease of reference the common names are highlighted in the text although all species described are listed according to their scientific names so that their affinities with related species may be seen more easily.