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Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

  • Paperback $35.00

    Aug 09, 2016 | 608 Pages

  • Ebook $18.99

    Aug 09, 2016 | 608 Pages

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Praise

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast sets the standard for all future efforts. The coverage is all one could ask for, the text is clear and helpful, and the photographs are a joy to see.
—GARY LINCOFF, author of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast
is at a whole new level for regional mushroom guides. It is certainly a must-own for anyone that’s serious about mushroom identification in California.
—TOM BRUNS, professor of plant and micrbial biology at the University of California, Berkeley

This is a wonderful and comprehensive guide to the intriguing mushrooms of coastal northern California. Well-researched, beautifully illustrated, and written with insight and humor!
—ELSE C. VELLINGA, editor of Flora Agaricina Neerlandica 

This book sets a new standard for comprehensive regional mushroom identification guides. The photographs alone are worth the price of admission.
—DAVID ARORA, author of Mushrooms Demystified 

Accomplished field mycologists/photographers Siegel and Schwarz have made the colorful and fascinating mushrooms of the redwood coast accessible through this indispensable new book.
—DR. STEVEN TRUDELL, author of Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Table Of Contents

Introduction 7

What Are Mushrooms? 8


Humans and Ecology of Fungi 9


Fungi 10


The Redwood Coast 11


Trees of the Redwood Coast 12


Finding Mushrooms 16


Collecting Mushrooms 16


Identifying Mushrooms 16


Making Spore Prints 17


Tools of the Trade 17


Making Collections 17


Photographing Mushrooms 18


Collecting for the Table 18


Taxonomy and Cladistics 19


How to Read the Species Descriptions 20


A General Format of the Species Descriptions 20


Pictorial Key to the Major Sections 22


THE DESCRIPTIONS: 

1 • Chanterelles and Gomphoids 29


2 • Amanita 38


3 • Lepiota and Allies 60


4 • Agaricus and Melanophyllum 79


5 • Dark-Spored Mushrooms 98


6 • Brown-Spored Decomposers 131


7 • Mycorrhizal Brown-Spored Mushrooms 154


8 • Cortinarius 172


9 • Entoloma and Allies 209


10 • Pluteus and Allies 226


11 • Russula and Lactarius 233


12 • Waxy Caps 275


13 • The White-Spored Multitude 302


14 • Pleurotoid Mushrooms 403


15 • Gilled Bolete Relatives 416


16 • Boletes 426


17 • Polypores and Allies 464


18 • Crust Fungi 489


19 • Tooth Fungi 496


20 • Coral and Club Mushrooms 511


21 • Puffballs, Earthballs, Earthstars, Stinkhorns, and Bird’s Nests 533


22 • Truffles 548


23 • Jelly Fungi 554


24 • Morels, False Morels, and Elfin Saddles 558


25 • Cup Fungi 565

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