This title is volume 15 of the Contributions from The New York Botanical Garden series. This classic work, originally published in 1885 in the Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh, provided the most thorough treatment of South American hepatics of its time. In devising his own classification scheme for Hepaticae, Spruce recognized four sub-orders, described more than 500 new taxa, and made sense of a number of perplexing groups (e.g. Lejeuneaceae) with his use of intermediate categories. His eye for detail and his precise diagnoses set him apart from his contemporaries and this remains the most comprehensive treatment of the extensive hepatic of these regions of South America. Also contains an introduction and index to taxa described in hepaticae Amazonicae et Andinae by Barbara M. Thiers.
Paperback, 637 pages, 22 figures, 10'' x 7'', The New York Botanical Garden Press, 1984, ISBN 0893272590