Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America (California Natural History Guides)

Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America (California Natural History Guides)


California and the Western States are wealthy in ample and numerous species of mushrooms. beginner mushroom creditors and mycologists alike will locate over three hundred species of the region’s most typical, specific, and ecologically vital mushrooms profiled during this finished box consultant. It offers the main up to date technological know-how at the position of fungi within the flora and fauna, easy methods 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 elementary textual content, it really is informative yet nonetheless gentle adequate to be carried into the woods. while used to spot mushrooms, keys convey the reader to person species, with a descriptive textual content supplying cues for deciding on extra species. Mushrooms universal in city landscapes are integrated, that is particularly important for the informal stumble upon with yard fungi. The advisor additionally presents a desk of either outdated and new species names, and knowledge on edibility and look-alikes, either harmful and benign.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 bargains a finished checklist of assets together with nationwide box publications, common mushroom books and periodicals, membership and society touch details, and net sites.

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

· most up-to-date be aware in mushroom taxonomy and nomenclature. transparent dialogue of DNA sequencing and new classifications.

· in particular solid assurance of southern California and Southwestern mushrooms frequently missed in different box guides.

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