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Book “Tarnad” (Carex)


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Author: Mare Toom, Jaan Liira, Thea Kull

Published in 2016 by the University of Tartu Press, 303 pages, hardback

Compiler Mare Toom editor Kalle Hein, Peeter Veromann,  and author of the epilogue Mare Toom.

Dimensions: 27 × 19 cm

NB! The book is in Estonian mostly.

5 in stock

5 in stock


The introductory section of the handbook provides an overview of the genus Carex (only in Estonian), which is followed by excellent identification keys of sedges both in generative and vegetative stages. The last section of the handbook provides summary descriptions of ca 70 species of sedges, which are common in temperate Europe. The descriptions and identification keys are written in both Estonian and English. Each species is illustrated with a detailed photo selection of all essential morphological traits. These illustrated keys and detailed species descriptions with the list of most similar species allow even beginner plant enthusiasts to identify nearly every sedge by species.
This book is the most comprehensive photo-illustrated guide available on sedges of the region and will be invaluable to all professional and amateur botanists, ecological consultants, students, and naturalists of temperate Europe.