- Title: The Lycopods and Ferns of the Drakensburg and Lesotho
- Author: J.P. Roux with G. Cooper-Driver
- Publisher: Briza Publications
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2017
- ISBN: 9781920146108
- Bib. Info: Hardcover; 392pp
The lycopods and ferns of the Drakensberg and Lesotho is the most comprehensive account of the native and naturalised lycopod and fern species occurring in the Drakensberg and Lesotho region. Introductory chapters provide insights into the ecology, structure and classification of living ferns and lycopods and their extinct relatives.
The chapter on species description provide detailed descriptions, distribution maps and full colour illustrations for all 117 species recorded in the region.
Close-up photographs of spores and frond details aid the critical identification of each species.
With a history reaching back into the ancient past, ferns and lycopods are the surviving representatives of a formerly rich and exotic world of plants that remains largely unknown to naturalists and botanists alike. Written by a world authority on the group, this book is essential reading for all those interested in learning more about these remarkable plants with their fascinating past.