Book ID: 108185
Zernov, A. S., Alekseev Yu E. and V. G.Onipchenko: Determination key of vascular plants of the Karachy - Cherkess Republic. 2015. Many col. photographs. 469 p. 4to. Hardcover. - In Russian, with Latin nomenclature.
The book represents the first complete and well illustrated textbook for identification of the vascular plants of Karachai-Cherkessian Republic (North Caucasus, Russia). The covered area is a part of the Caucasian biodiversity hotspot. In contrast to many Russian plant books, the wide species conception was applied and a lot of Eurasian species were recognized instead of Caucasian "pseudoendemics", About 2000 natural species as well as most widely spread cultivated species were represented with full color photos and keys for identification on family, genus and species. Descriptions of morphological traits of plant species are accompanied by short phytogeographical and ecological information. The book will be useful for botanists, plant ecologists, students, nature project managers and naturalists