A new Flora of Sussex is due to be published in February 2018 but pre-publication offers are now available. BSBI members will have spotted a flyer tucked inside their copy of BSBI News no. 136 (mailed out a few weeks ago) allowing them to order the Flora direct from the publishers for the special price of £35. For non-members, why not check out Summerfield Books who are offering the book for £39.
The new Flora has been
compiled by the Sussex Botanical Recording Society to update, expand and revise
the Sussex Plant Atlas published in 1980. It is the first major account of the
county's flora since Wolley-Dod's work of 1937.
Around 2,750 taxa are
described, many accompanied by tetrad-based maps showing their distribution
within the county. The species accounts are prefaced by detailed introductory
chapters on geology and soils, habitats and vegetation, management and
conservation, changes in the flora and past botanical activity in the county in
order to provide an ecological and historical context. The text is fully
illustrated throughout with photographs of characteristic Sussex plants and
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