Mushrooms of the Southeast (A Timber Press Field Guide) (Paperback)
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Ideal for hikers, foragers, and naturalists, the Timber Press Field Guides are the perfect tools for loving where you live.
Mushrooms of the Southeast is a comprehensive field guide to the most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms found in the region. This useful guide features introductory chapters on the basics of mushroom structure, life cycles, and habitats. Profiles include color photographs, keys, and diagrams to aid in identification, and tips on how to recognize and avoid poisonous mushrooms.
- Covers Alabama, Arkansas, northern Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
- Describes and illustrates more than 350 species
- 348 photographs, with additional keys and diagrams
- Clear, color-coded layout
About the Author
Todd Elliott is a freelance naturalist, biologist, photographer, and forager. His research has led him to studies in fungal biology and taxonomy that have taken him to remote corners of the world to explore tropical rainforests, temperate woodlands, deserts, beaches, and high mountains on six continents.
Steven L. Stephenson is a research professor at the University of Arkansas. He has collected and studied fungi for more than three decades, and his research program has taken him to all seven continents and every major type of terrestrial ecosystem.
“Southeastern mushroom identifiers will need this book. . . to maximize their chances for success. It offers appropriately detailed, up-to-date coverage in an attractive, conveniently sized, and reasonably priced package. Buying it should be an easy decision for mushroomers in the Southeast.” —The Mycophile
“An engaging field guide to fungal fruiting bodies of the American Southeast. . . . a useful guide for amateurs and professionals alike.” —Choice Magazine
"Wonderful… I love any book with a ruler designed into the back cover so you can measure your specimens.” —Quail Ridge Books
“An essential guidebook for mushroom hunting, the perfect social distancing sport.” —The Daily Press