The ferns were the first colonists of continents, dominating the terrestrial flora during several million years. Currently,there are only about 12,000 living species, many of them being endangered by the fragile ecosystems they inhabit. This book begins with a lengthy introduction, which sets out in detail extent of historical, biological, biogeographic and conservation of the division Pteridophyta. The second part is an analytical flora of the ferns of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands, which, in addition to detailed descriptions of each species, giving details of the ecology, distribution, floriculture, drug use, etc. all accompanied, for better understanding by photographs, illustrations and maps.
Paperback. 377 pages