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A Graphic Guide to Ontario Mosses

by Robert Muma




CONARD, Henry S. - HOW TO KNOW THE MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS.  2nd Edition 1979.  Revised by Paul L. Redfern Jr.  Wm. C. Brown Co. Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa.  302 pp.  478 figs.  Covers all of North America.

CRUM, Howard - MOSSES OF THE GREAT LAKES FOREST.  417 pp.  153 figs.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 1983.  3rd Edition.

CRUM and ANDERSON - MOSSES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA.  A definitive work.  Columbia University Press, New York City, 1981.  2 vols.  1328 pp.  637 plates.

IRELAND, Robert R., and Roy F. CAIN - CHECKLIST OF MOSSES OF ONTARIO.  Publications in Botany No. 5, National Museums of Canada, 1975.  66 pp.  Lists 464 species for Ontario by counties.

IRELAND, Robert R. (+ BIRD, BRASSARD, SCHOFIELD, VITT) - CHECKLIST OF THE MOSSES OF CANADA.  Publications in Botany No. 8 of the National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1980.  75 pp.  Lists almost 1400 species, subspecies, varieties, etc. for Canada.

IRELAND, Robert R. - MOSS FLORA OF THE MARITIME PROVINCES.  Publications In Botany No. 13 of the National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1982.  Illustrated glossary.  738 pp.  398 plates of line drawings. 

LAWTON, Elva - MOSS FLORA OF THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST.  Hattori Botanical Laboratory, Japan, 1971.  362 pp. + 195 full page plates.

MUMA, Robert - "Discovering the Mosses" and "Let's Make a Moss Garden" - ONTARIO NATURALIST, Vol. 19 No.4, pp. 20-32, Winter 1979.

MUMA, Robert -"The Andreaeidae" - Toronto Field Naturalist 355 p20 April 1983.
"Four Ontario Mosses" (BRACHYTHECIUM, CLIMACIUM, DIPHYSCIUM, FUNARIA) - Toronto Field Naturalist 353  pp 1, 2  February 1983.
"More About Mosses - The Bryidae" - Toronto Field Naturalist 359  pp 6, 7  November 1983.
"The Sphagnum Mosses" - Toronto Field Naturalist 354  pp 28-29, March, 1983.

NICHOLSON and BRIGHTMAN - THE OXFORD BOOK OF FLOWERLESS PLANTS.  Oxford U. Press 1966 with corrections 1979.  208 pp.  Includes fungi, lichens, ferns, mosses, liverworts etc.  Lavishly illustrated in full colour.  Contains many of our mosses.

SCHOFIELD, W. B. - SOME MOSSES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Dept. of Botany, Univ. of B.C. 1969. 262 pp.  Fully illustrated with line drawings.  Unfortunately now out of print.

SCHOFIELD, W. B. - INTRODUCTION TO BRYOLOGY.  MacMillan Co., New York City 1985.  448 pp.  Abundantly illustrated, line drawings and micro photographs.  An elegant and authoritative work for all levels of interest.  ISBN: 0-02-949660-8.

SHUTTLESWORTH, Floyd S. - NON-FLOWERING PLANTS.  160 pp.  Golden Press, New York 1967. 10 pp on mosses illustrating 34 common species in colour.

WATSON, E. V.  - THE STRUCTURE AND LIFE OF BRYOPHYTES.  Hutchinson & Co., London, 1971. 211 pp.  Illustrated.  A standard textbook.

WATSON, E. V.  - BRITISH MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS.  Second Edition 1968.  Cambridge Univ.  Press.  495 pp.  Illustrated.  The moss flora of many countries around the world overlap in some degree and extend our interest that much farther afield.


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