Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America by Mike Davis,Robert Sommer,John Menge

By Mike Davis,Robert Sommer,John Menge

California and the Western States are wealthy in plentiful and various species of mushrooms. beginner mushroom creditors and mycologists alike will locate over three hundred species of the region’s commonest, distinct, and ecologically very important mushrooms profiled during this entire box advisor. It offers the main updated technology at the function of fungi within the wildlife, how to establish species, and destinations of mushroom habitats. With very good colour illustrations exhibiting best and facet perspectives of mushrooms of the Western States and a uncomplicated textual content, it really is informative yet nonetheless gentle adequate to be carried into the woods. whilst used to spot mushrooms, keys convey the reader to person species, with a descriptive textual content offering cues for deciding on extra species. Mushrooms universal in city landscapes are incorporated, that's specially beneficial for the informal come upon with yard fungi. The consultant additionally offers a desk of either previous and new species names, and knowledge on edibility and look-alikes, either harmful and benign.

A part on mushroom arts and crafts beneficial properties mushroom images, portray, philately, spore prints, dyes, and cultivation. The consultant additionally deals a finished checklist of assets together with nationwide box courses, normal mushroom books and periodicals, membership and society touch info, and internet sites.

· basic descriptions and illustrations of three hundred species of mushrooms plus textual content descriptions of many more.

· newest notice in mushroom taxonomy and nomenclature. transparent dialogue of DNA sequencing and new classifications.

· specifically stable insurance of southern California and Southwestern mushrooms frequently overlooked in different box guides.

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