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Sedges: Cyperus to Scleria

Sedges: Cyperus to Scleria

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock

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E-book (Other formats: Hardcover)
978-0-8093-9006-9
5.5 x 8.5, 128 illustrations
07/18/2001

The Illustrated Flora of Illinois

 

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About the Book

This second edition of Sedges: Cyperus to Scleria brings up to date the identification of species of sedges in Illinois (except Carex) since publication of the first edition in 1976.

During the intervening years, several additions to the sedge flora of Illinois have been made, and many new distributional records have been added. Also, a large number of nomenclatural changes have taken place, resulting in several alterations of scientific names. New illustrations have been provided for all of the additions. 

In his introductory material, Robert H. Mohlenbrock discusses the morphology of sedges and the habitats where they can be found. Although the semitechnical keys and descriptions are familiar to experienced botanists, he has simplified them as much as possible to accommodate the novice in sedge identification. He has also included a new key to the sedges and to each genus in which additional species have been added.

For each species, Mohlenbrock has provided a description, statement of habitat and range, Illinois distribution map, discussion, synonymy, and line illustrations showing its diagnostic features. Sedges: Cyperus to Scleria contains 128 illustrations.

Authors/Editors

Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor. After his retirement in 1990, he joined Biotic Consultants as a senior scientist teaching wetland identification classes in twenty-six states to date. Mohlenbrock has been named SIU Outstanding Scholar and has received the SIU Alumnus Teacher of the Year Award, the Amoco Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Meritorious Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Southeastern Biologists. During his career at Southern Illinois University, ninety graduate students earned degrees under his direction. Since 1984, he has been a monthly columnist for Natural History Magazine. Among his 41 books and more than 490 publications are Macmillan’s Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Field Guide to the U.S. National Forests, and Where Have All the Wildflowers Gone?

Reviews

“Particularly useful to the serious botanist in Illinois and the surrounding states.”   —Choice