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The Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat

The Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat

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From grassland fairy circles to alpine nano-shrooms, the Rocky Mountain region invites mushroom hunters to range through a mycological nirvana. Accessible and scientifically up-to-date, The Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat is the definitive reference for uncovering post-rain rarities and kitchen favorites alike. Dazzling full-color photos highlight the beauty of hundreds of species. Easy-to-navigate entries offer essential descriptions and tips for identifying mushrooms, including each species' edibility, odor, taste, and rumored medicinal properties. The authors organize the mushrooms according to habitat zone. This ecology-centered approach places each species among surrounding flora and fauna and provides a trove of fascinating insights into how these charismatic fungi interact with the greater living world.

Author: Cathy Cripps, Vera Evenson, Michael Kuo
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Published: 02/01/2016
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.70lbs
Size: 9.90h x 7.90w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780252081460

About The Authors:
Cathy L. Cripps is a mycologist and associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University, where she teaches and does research on fungi. She is the editor of Fungi in Forest Ecosystems: Systematics, Diversity, and Ecology.

Vera Evenson is the curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at the Denver Botanical Gardens. She is the author of Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains and past president of the Colorado Mycological Society.

Michael Kuo is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, the coauthor of Mushrooms of the Midwest, and the principal developer of MushroomExpertcom.

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