A reprint under a new ISBN, A Photographic Guide to Fernsof New Zealand, is a compact yet comprehensive guide to identifying and learning about New Zealand’s ferns.
Ferns occur in great abundance in New Zealand – there are nearly 200 native species alone occurring everywhere from the coast through to the country’s alpine regions. Then there are the fern allies – including clubmosses and forkferns that have an even longer fossil history than ferns.
However, most of the ferns and fern allies described in A Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand are the commoner species that are more likely to be seen when journeying around the New Zealand countryside.
For ease of reference the common names are highlighted in the text although all species described are listed according to their scientific names so that their affinities with related species may be seen more easily.
About the Author:
Lawrie Metcalf (1928-2017) was one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded horticulturists and was awarded many national and international honours. This included the Loder Cup and the Royal Society’s Gold Veitch Memorial Medal for services to horticulture. Lawrie Metcalf authored numerous books, including A Photographic Guide to Ferns, A Photographic Guide to Alpine Plants, as well as Know your New Zealand Trees and Know your New Zealand Native Plants.
Other books in the series:
Alpine Plants of New Zealand
Birds of New Zealand
Fossils of New Zealand
Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand
Insects of New Zealand
Mammals of New Zealand
Moths & Butterflies of New Zealand
Mushrooms & Other Fungi of New Zealand
Reptiles & Amphibians of New Zealand
Rocks & Minerals of New Zealand
Sea Fishes of New Zealand
Seashells of New Zealand
Spiders of New Zealand
Trees of New Zealand
Wildflowers of New Zealand