Authors: Gilles Ayotte, Line Rochefort
Copyright : 2019
To get the book: Éditions JFD
Sphagnum mosses are small plants of the moss (bryophyte) class, widespread and abundant in peatlands and many other wetlands. About 60 species of Sphagnum are known for the territories of Quebec, Labrador and the Maritimes (with the exception of the island of Newfoundland). However, it may be difficult to identify these plants to the species level. This book provides a unique dichotomous visual identification key for Sphagnum, which helps to demystify the jargon used in botany. To make the task easier for identifiers, it also presents ways to recognize species in the field, habitat notes and distribution maps.
This document (only in French for now) will be useful to ecologists, foresters, biologists and geographers involved in environmental management, as well as to companies that have to responsibly manage the natural resources they use. This guide is also a tool for any naturalist or botanist working east of the Rockies, in the Canadian Arctic or in New England (USA).