Ferns of Southern Africa: a Comprehensive Guide

Neil Crouch; Ronnell Klopper; John Burrows; Sandra Burrows
Struik Nature
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This is a stunning publication mainly driven by the husband and wife naturalist team, The Burrows that operate from their farm, Buffelskloof. Between the robust covers is a complete appraisal of all 321 fern species from Southern Africa, detailing multiple excellent photographs typically including habitat shots, whole plants and details of the leaves and sori. A complete taxonomic description accompanies each taxon with a distribution map, etymology of the scientific name, description with key features in bold, similar species, tables discriminating between similar species, distribution, ecology and notes. No individual with an interest in ferns should be without this book that is nothing less than astonishing.