Northwest Lichenologists

New moss book

  • 02 Mar 2018 7:53 PM
    Message # 5886146
    Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    Yes, I know this forum is about lichens, not mosses, but many of us lichenologists are closet bryologists, so here goes...

    I'm pleased to announce the publication of Common Mosses of Western Oregon and Washington. (apologies for cross posting)

    For information on purchasing, please go to the publisher's website,

    (note: it is not available through amazon)

    Note that for overseas mailing you can save on shipping charges by pooling orders with others. Shipping is free within the U.S.

    This is the first introductory all-color guide to mosses for any part of the Pacific Northwest of North America. The book is aimed at serious amateurs, naturalists, and professional botanists at beginning to intermediate levels. It includes 200 species in 100 genera, with keys; 529 micro- and macro-scale color photographs; notes on distribution, abundance, and habitats; and an illustrated glossary. Brief descriptions of each species are embedded in the keys.

    While the geographic area covered by the book is the area west of the crest of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington, the book will also be useful in a much broader area of the western U.S. and Canada, including coastal Alaska, British Columbia, and California. It will also be useful in the inland oceanic forests of northern Idaho and western Montana.

    A compound microscope will be necessary to identify many of the species, although some genera – and even species – can be identified without using a compound microscope.

    Dimensions: 7.5 x 10 in

    Weight: 1.09 lb

    McCune, B. and M. Hutten. 2018. Common Mosses of Western Oregon and Washington. Wild Blueberry Media, Corvallis, Oregon. iv+148 pages. ISBN 978-0-9987108-2-2 (pbk.)

    I hope it is of use to you!

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