Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

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Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

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The second, which takes us to 1,715 pages, includes all the rest: brackets, puffballs, jelly fungi, coral fungi, hydnoids, cup fungi and truffles, with a nod at rusts and smuts, mildews, lichens and slime moulds (and, yes, the authors are well aware that the latter are not fungi). Identification wheels for groups of agarics: Pleurotoids; Clitocyboids; Hygrocyboids; Mycenoids; Tricholomatoids; Collybioids; Marasmioids; Cystoderma and the like; Lepiotoids; Chamaemyces and Limacella; Amanitoids; Russula; Lactarioids; Pluteoids; Agaricus and Allopsalliota; Coprinoids; Psathyrelloids; Hypholomatoids; Gomphidioids and Melanomphalia; Pholiotoids; Little Brown Mushrooms (LBMs); Inocybe; Hebeloma; Cortinarius; Paxillus and the like. Daniel Dvořák, Petr Hrouda, Czech Mycology "One of the best comprehensive fungal guides for this European region currently available . He has previously been a senior scientific officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen.

This is a really practical book that will be a boon to field mycologists, especially in temperate regions. The fungal kingdom; fungal nutrition; Fungal biogeography and habitats; Asexual propagation; Fruitbodies; Microscopy; Tastes and smells; Working with fruitbodies; General identification wheels; Chanterelles and the like. This is an international publication, so there are no English names; and only the latest up-to-the-minute scientific names, although in many cases the authors mention the previous, more familiar, name. The books are divided into eighty 'form groups', each starting with an innovative comparison wheel with guiding photos, distinguishing characteristics and drawings of essential microscopic features. It also means that many old dogmas stand to fall with regard to the nature of fungal biology and classification.Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber, Osterreiche Zeitschrift fuer Mykologie "[A]nyone who has an interest in mushrooms should own this . Featuring more than 7,000 photographs, this lavish two-volume set treats more than 2,800 species of fungi across the region. The authors are both English-speaking Danes, and Laessoe, at least, has worked in Britain and knows British fungi. The authors are to be congratulated on this truly remarkable achievement, making their many years of practical experience in macrofungal identification available to mycologists at large. Revealing the world of fungi in all its splendour, Fungi of Temperate Europe is a must-have resource for any amateur or professional mycologist.

It contains brief descriptions, up-to-date taxonomic names, and keys to identification based on innovative “fungal wheels. There are roughly 7,000 colour photographs (yes, you read that right), many of them occupying a third or a half of a page. First published in Denmark with the title, Nordeuropas Svampe, this is a detailed identification guide to "more or less the whole fungal kingdom. Including agarics, boletes, chanterelles and morels but also more obscure groups such as cyphelloids, cup fungi, pyrenomycetous fungi and hysterioids, this guide takes an unprecedented broad approach at communicating fungal diversity. The books are divided into eighty “form groups,” each starting with an innovative comparison wheel with guiding photos, distinguishing characteristics and drawings of essential microscopic features.Some 2,500 species are described, including nearly every fungus you can identify without a microscope (and a lot that you cannot). There has been quite a run of mushroom books lately, each outdoing the last in terms of the quality of the illustrations, but this one simply takes your breath away.

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