Following on from the recent announcement on these pages that the three co-authors of the Hybrid Flora of the British Isles have been awarded the Engler Silver Medal, we have just been informed of yet another honour for Clive Stace, Chris Preston and David Pearman.
The Hybrid Flora has been shortlisted for the BES Marsh Book Award 2016, which is funded by the Marsh Christian Trust and is run in association with the British Ecological Society. You can see the other nominations here (there are three of them) but for more information about the Hybrid Flora, please click here, here or here.
For those of us fortunate enough to own, or have access to, a copy of the Hybrid Flora, these accolades will come as no surprise - as Professor Richard Abbott says in his
Foreword “This remarkable book will be an essential reference for all British
and Irish botanists who have an interest in hybrids. … No other book of its
kind exists for other parts of the world and consequently this book will surely
set the standard for future hybrid Floras”.