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Mushrooms & Other Fungi of North America By Roger Phillips

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Mushrooms & Other Fungi of North America 
By Roger Phillips 

A voluminous book with over 1,000 species illustrated with color photos and descriptions covers a lot of ground. An ideal introduction to mycology and an essential reference for the experienced collector. — the definitive book in its category. 300 plus pages. Paperback.

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Mushrooms & Other Fungi of North America 
By Roger Phillips 

A voluminous book with over 1,000 species illustrated with color photos and descriptions covers a lot of ground.

"The quality of the photographs, along with the detailed descriptions, makes the volume an excellent identification guide."
— American Reference Books Annual

"If you have even the slightest interest in identifying North American mushrooms, this is — quite simply — the book on the topic, bar none."
— January Magazine

For amateur collectors or professional mycologists working in the field, this guidebook is quite simply the best North American mushroom reference ever published. Each of the 1,000 specimens is shown in full color on a neutral background to eliminate distractions, and specimens are arranged to show the cap, stem, gills, spines and a cross section, usually in various stages of growth.

Roger Phillips identifies all regional varieties of
Basidiomycetes, which include chanterelles, puffballs and fungi, and Ascomycetes, which include morels and cup fungi. Detailed descriptive information on each mushroom variety includes:

Dimensions of cap, gills and stem
Color and texture of flesh
Odor and taste
Habitat and growing season
Distribution and appearance of spores
Edibility and poison warnings
There is also helpful advice on collecting specimens plus an illustrated beginner identification key and a generic key for the more advanced collector.

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America is at once the ideal introduction to mycology and an essential reference for the experienced collector
— the definitive book in its category.
300 plus pages.
Paperback. $29.95