Mushrooms of the Midwest

Paperback | March 15, 2014

byMethven Kuo

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Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can be found growing in the Midwest’s diverse ecosystems.

With hundreds of color illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is ideal for amateur and expert mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew Methven provide identification keys and thorough descriptions. The authors discuss the DNA revolution in mycology and its consequences for classification and identification, as well as the need for well-documented contemporary collections of mushrooms.

Unlike most field guides, Mushrooms of the Midwest includes an extensive introduction to the use of a microscope in mushroom identification. In addition, Kuo and Methven give recommendations for scientific mushroom collecting, with special focus on ecological data and guidelines for preserving specimens. Lists of amateur mycological associations and herbaria of the Midwest are also included. A must-have for all mushroom enthusiasts!

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Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can ...

Michael Kuo is an English instructor at Eastern Illinois University and the principal developer of MushroomExpert.com. He is the author of 100 Edible Mushrooms and Morels. Andrew S. Methven is a professor of mycology at Eastern Illinois University. He is the author of Agaricales of California, Volume 10: Lactarius and The Genus Clavari...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0252079760

ISBN - 13:9780252079764

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"An attractive, informative book for mycologists and mushroom enthusiasts. Though it focuses on the Midwest, it will be useful for all geographic areas. . . . A beautiful presentation of a fascinating group of organisms. Highly recommended.--Choice