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Author Davis, R. Michael, author

Title Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (473 pages)
Series California Natural History Guides
California natural history guides.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; INTRODUCTION; What Is a Mushroom?; Fungal Ecology; Collecting Mushrooms; Mushroom Cultivation; Toxins; CLASSIFICATION AND KEYS; Quick Identification Guide to Major Groups; General Keys; SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS; Basidiomycetes; Ascomycetes; Slime Molds; FUNGAL ARTS AND CRAFTS; Watercolor Paintings; Appendix 1. Spore Colors of Some Common Gilled Mushroom Genera; Appendix 2. Synonyms, Name Changes, and Misapplied Names; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; Resources; Additional Captions; Acknowledgments and Art Credits; Index; A; B; C; D; E
FG; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
Summary California and the Western States are rich in abundant and diverse species of mushrooms. Amateur mushroom collectors and mycologists alike will find over 300 species of the region's most common, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms profiled in this comprehensive field guide. It provides the most up-to-date science on the role of fungi in the natural world, methods to identify species, and locations of mushroom habitats. With excellent color illustrations showing top and side views of mushrooms of the Western States and a user-friendly text, it is informative but still light enough
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mushrooms -- California -- Identification.
Mushrooms -- West (U.S.) -- Identification.
Genre/Form Field guides.
Form Electronic book
Author Menge, John A., author
Sommer, Robert, author
LC no. 2011037103
ISBN 0520953606 (electronic bk.)
9780520953604 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paper ; alk. paper)