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A field guide to mushrooms of the Carolinas

Author: Alan Bessette; Arleen R Bessette; Michael Hopping
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Southern gateways guide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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"Mushrooms in the wild present an enticing challenge: some are delicious, others deadly, still others take on almost unbelievable forms. This field guide introduces 650 mushrooms found in the Carolinas, more than 50 of them appearing in a field guide for the first time, using clear language and color photographs to reveal their unique features"--
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bessette; Arleen R Bessette; Michael Hopping
ISBN: 9781469638539 1469638533
OCLC Number: 1004206776
Description: xi, 412 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Regions and habitats: Blue Ridge Mountains ; Piedmont ; Southern Plain ; Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain ; South Atlantic Coastal Plain ; Cities, towns, and farmsteads --
Getting oriented --
Mushrooming gear --
What's in a name? --
Can you eat it? --
Musroom identification. Parts of a mushroom --
Fertile surfaces: Gills ; Pores ; Other fertile surfaces --
Spores --
The support structure: General appearance ; Color ; Surface features ; Flesh characteristics ; Stalk ; Odor and taste --
Chemical reactions --
Microscopic information --
Habitat and ecology --
How to use this book. Identification keys --
Frustration --
Species description and format --
Color key to the major groups of fungi --
Species descriptions and illustrations. Gilled mushrooms --
Pink-spored species --
Brown-spored species --
Chanterelles and similar fungi --
Boletes --
Polypores --
Crust and parchment fungi and fiber fans --
Tooth fungi --
Clustered corals and cauliflowers --
Jelly fungi --
Stinkhorns --
Puffballs, earthballs, earthstars, and similar fungi --
Bird's-nest fungi and the sphere thrower --
Cup fungi --
Morels, false morels, and similar fungi --
Earth tongues and earth clubs --
Carbon and cushion fungi --
Cordyceps, Tolypocladium, and similar fungi --
Hypomyces and Mycogone --
Other plant pathogens --
Truffles and other underground fungi --
A thumbnail history of Carolina mycology.
Series Title: Southern gateways guide.
Responsibility: Alan E. Bessette, Arleen F. Bessette, Michael W. Hopping.

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This reliable guide will surely be of use outside the Carolinas.--Choice

 
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