432 pp., 6 x 9, 668 color plates, 20 drawings, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3853-9
Published: April 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3854-6
Published: February 2018
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Hundreds of full color photographs of Carolina mushrooms
Information on mushroom edibility and toxicity
An overview of the Carolinas’ role in the history of American mycology
Perfect for those interested in learning more about mushrooms, the unusually large number of described species makes this book a must-have for experienced mushroom hunters as well as beginners. Here, at last, is the field guide for North and South Carolina mushrooms, from the mountains to the coast, presented in a single, portable volume.
About the Authors
Alan E. Bessette, professional mycologist and emeritus professor of biology, has published numerous papers and more than twenty books.
For more information about Alan E. Bessette, visit the Author Page.
Arleen R. Bessette, mycologist and botanical photographer, has published several papers and sixteen books.
For more information about Arleen R. Bessette, visit the Author Page.
Michael W. Hopping, retired physician and author, is a principal mushroom identifier for the Asheville Mushroom Club.
For more information about Michael W. Hopping, visit the Author Page.
“This reliable guide will surely be of use outside the Carolinas.”--Choice
“The first modern field guide to mushrooms of the Carolinas, this book fills a mycological gap for regional information on southeastern fungi populations. Well-researched, user-friendly, and subtly humorous, this text will likely become the ultimate reference for the Carolinas as a field guide to mushrooms for years to come.”—Cathy Cripps, Montana State University
“Invaluable and long overdue, this guide to Carolina mushrooms features stunning photographs and informative descriptions of hundreds of diverse mushroom species. A giant leap forward in documenting the diversity of macrofungi in the Carolinas.”—Rytas Vilgalys, Duke University