Guide to the Bryophytes of Tropical America. Mem (86)

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Tropical America contains nearly one-third of the world's bryophyte diversity: 4,000 species of mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Ecosystems in this vast area rely heavily on bryophytes for water retention, soil conservation, and erosion control. These small plants also serve as indicators of ecological disturbances and air quality. This comprehensive volume includes, among others, a solid grounding in the general features of bryophytes, instructions for collecting and storing the plants, and identification keys, descriptions, illustrations, ecological data, and references for further reading.