Blue Tit by Julian Bhalerao
Arable Bryophytes

Arable Bryophytes

Ron Porley

Highlights the conservation importance of the mosses, liverworts and hornworts that are found on cultivated land. These plants may be tiny and unobtrusive, but close examination reveals their true beauty. The stunning photos will surely inspire an increased level of interest in this relatively little-known group and enable even the novice bryologist to gain a better insight into the rich diversity of our bryophyte flora.


  • An introduction to the mosses, liverworts and hornworts associated with cultivated land.
  • Information on the 81 bryophytes found in arable fields.
  • Illustrated profiles of the 47 bryophytes most closely associated with arable farming, highlighting those included in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.
  • Superb close-up photographs and illustrations showing the key features.
  • Distribution maps based on the latest available data.
  • An easy-to-use approach to the identification of this challenging group.

140 pages.

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