Ferns and Fern Allies of Taiwan – Second supplement

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Author: Ralf Knapp & Tian-Chuan Hsu
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 9789869351324
Published on: 2017-05
Soft Cover

A description of all 801 species of ferns and related plants in Taiwan.
Taiwan is one of the global diversity centers of pteridophytes (ferns, and plants allied to them) with more ca. 800 species distributed over an area of 35800 km2.
This book supplement provides a second update to known taxa of Taiwan and its neighboring smaller islands and islets:

new species, subspecies
extensively illustrated with a total of more than 1400 images
revised keys for the safe identification of species
comprehensive background information
updated recommendations for conservation needs
distribution and frequency information for new and selected other species
description of vegetation zones and habitats for new and selected other species
scientific names accompanied with Chinese name, pinyin transcription and commonly used deviating scientific names
amended bibliography
amended index containing synonyms, misapplied names and names in alternative taxonomic combinations


Foreword iii
Acknowledgements v
1 Corrections of previous publications 1
2 New taxa 5
3 Other new data

Alternative phylogenetic systems 79
Comments regarding families and lower ranks 86
Taxa endemic to Taiwan 152
Taxa with a singular occurrence in Taiwan 154
Updates to the distribution of selected taxa 155
Updates to the Index of Ferns and Fern Allies of Taiwan 158
Other comments 160
4 Amendment of references

Literature 167
Internet-based resources 172
5 Images

Images 173
Sources of images 391
6 Amendment of index

Amended index to scientific names 393
Amended index to Chinese names 408
Amended index to place names 418

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