Available in December 2015
About the e-book
On 21 December 2011 Carex Europaea, volume 1, was published. This book was sold out rather quickly, so now has been decided to produce an updated e-book version. In the e-book some improvements are made on the text of the 2011 version. Besides, literature within the period 2011-2015 has been taken into account.
This e-book is a documentary book about the nomenclature and distribution of European taxa and hybrids within the genus Carex L. (Cyperaceae). Of all European taxa are given their Accepted Names and all known synonyms both with full citation. Altogether there are about 4500 names involved. Of all taxa is given their distribution within Europe per country and worldwide is given their general distribution. Providing they exist the chromosome numbers (2n) are given for Accepted taxa.
All known European hybrids are mentioned, most of them provided with a name, the others with only their hybrid formula. Of all hybrids is given their European distribution as well, albeit probably incomplete.
Finally about 30 taxa are regarded to be introduced in Europe.
In the back of the book almost 150 pages present full colour photos of about 2/3 of all European species and some hybrids. The photos are meant “to give all the names a face”.
Seven Appendices complete this book. Listed are all authors with their full name lifetime/year of birth and country/countries. All the abbreviated publications used in the main text of chapter 2 and 3 are fully cited. Finally there are lists of “Carices named after”, a list of all the countries and islands, a list of “Interesting websites”, an Appendix with Introduced taxa and one with Question marks.
Finally an Index with all the Synonyms and one with Taxa from outside Europe are given.
This e-book aims to be a reference work for everybody working in the field of Botany or Nature Management.