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Author Desjardin, Dennis E., 1950- author.
Title California mushrooms : the comprehensive identification guide / Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood, Frederick A. Stevens.
Published Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2015.
Book Cover

 Floor4  QK605.5.C2 D47 2015    IN LIBRARY
Description 559 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction - What Are Fungi? - About the Book - Nomenclature and Taxonomy - Morphology and Phylogeny - Biology of Mushrooms - Mushroom Ecology - When and Where to Find Mushrooms - Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms -- How to Identify Mushrooms -- How to Use the Book -- THE MUSHROOMS - Key to Mushroom Body Forms -- Light-Spored Gilled Mushrooms - Chanterelles - Pleurotoid Fungi - Genera Lactarius and Russula - Hygrophoroid Fungi - Genus Amanita - Lepiotoid Fungi - Tricholomatoid Fungi - Clitocyboid and Omphalinoid Fungi - Marasmioid and Gymnopoid Fungi - Mycenoid Fungi -- Pink-Spored Gilled Mushrooms -- Dull Brown, Tobacco-Brown, and Olive Brown-Spored Gilled Mushrooms -- Yellowish Brown, Rusty Brown, and Reddish Brown-Spored Gilled Mushrooms - Genus Cortinarius -- Dark-Spored Gilled Mushrooms - Genus Agaricus - Coprinoid Fungi - Genera Lacrymaria, Panaeolus, Psathyrella, and Allies - Genera Hypholoma, Psilocybe, Stropharia, and Allies - Genera Chroogomphus and Gomphidius -- Boletes -- Polypores -- Spine Fungi -- Thelephoroid and Stereoid Fungi -- Club and Coral Fungi -- Gasteromycetes---Puffballs, Earthstars, Stinkhorns, and Bird's Nest Fungi -- Crust Fungi -- Jelly Fungi -- Morels, False Morels, and Elfin Saddles -- Cup Fungi -- Hypogeous Fungi---Truffles and False Truffles.
Summary California is one of the most ecologically rich and diverse regions of North America, and home to hundreds of species of mushrooms. Mycologist experts Dennis Desjardin, Michael Wood, and Fred Stevens provide over 1100 species profiles, including comprehensive descriptions and spectacular photographs of 650 species. Each profile includes information on macro- and micromorphology, habitat, edibility, and comparisons with closely related species and potential look-alikes. Although the focus of the book is on mushrooms of California, over 90% of the species treated occur elsewhere, making the book useful throughout western North America. --Publisher's description.
Subject Mushrooms -- California -- Identification.
Related Names Wood, Michael, 1950- author.
Stevens, Frederick Allard, 1940- author.
ISBN 9781604693539 (hardcover)
1604693533 (hardcover)
Standard # 40025159706
OCLC number 919478799