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Polystichum Cultivars - Variation in the British Shield Ferns

 

BPS Special Publication No. 7,
by J.W. Dyce,
Edited and expanded by R.W. Sykes & M.H. Rickard (2005), 100 pages,
ISBN 0 9509806-6-8.

The outline manuscript left by the late Jimmy Dyce has been edited, expanded and completed for publication by Robert Sykes and Martin Rickard.
The monograph now presents in detail the Dyce system for classifying and naming the Polystichum cultivars.
There is descriptive text and abundant illustration of the three British species of shield fern (Polystichum aculeatum, P. lonchitis & P. setiferum) and their numerous varieties.
This work is now the definitive reference for the confident identification and accurate naming of the cultivars in this horticulturally significant group of ferns.
The Index contains listings of the following numbers of cultivars of the three British species of Shield fern: P. aculeatum - 16, P. lonchitis - 1 and P. setiferum - 141.
Illustrations are mainly b/w photographs of fronds or pinnae to show the critical diagnostic features.

 
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Polystichum setiferum 'Gracillimum'
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Polystichum Cultivars - Variation in the British Shield Ferns
BPS Special Publication No. 7

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