Les Bryophytes de France is the first volume in a series that is devoted to Bryophytes of France. With 1320 species, France is home to the richest bryoflora in Europe and yet no recent work has been devoted to it. This first volume presents 312 Liverworts, including 85 thallous liverworts and 227 leafy liverworts, and 5 Anthocerotes.
This new French language Flora of Bryophytes aims to allow all naturalists to name all the species of Mosses, Liverworts or Anthocerotes encountered in mainland France. Illustrated identification keys allow access to the different taxonomic ranks: families, genera, species. After a general description of each family, the species are the subject of a complete file: description, chorology, altitudinal amplitude, distribution, advice for identification in the field, habitats, syntaxons and sociology etc. The work benefits from abundant and original photographs. Each species is presented in its habitat, and the microscopic criteria are illustrated (spores, sections of leaves / tillers,…).