100 Cool Mushrooms

Overview

All mushrooms are cool, but the ones discussed in 100 Cool Mushrooms are especially cool. Authors Michael Kuo and Andy Methven cover a broad spectrum of notable North American mushrooms: from common fungi that are widely distributed and frequently found, to rare mushrooms that are not found in field guides; from the beautiful to the ugly (and even disgusting).

Each is described and shown, including its ecology and physical features. Inside, ...

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Overview

All mushrooms are cool, but the ones discussed in 100 Cool Mushrooms are especially cool. Authors Michael Kuo and Andy Methven cover a broad spectrum of notable North American mushrooms: from common fungi that are widely distributed and frequently found, to rare mushrooms that are not found in field guides; from the beautiful to the ugly (and even disgusting).

Each is described and shown, including its ecology and physical features. Inside, you'll find mushrooms such as:

Phallus rubicundus, a stinkhorn that in certain areas appears to be spreading on wood chips sold as commercial mulch. Now you might just find it in your backyard.

Cordyceps militaris, a little orange club fungus that grows in insects, then explodes from their bodies.

Piptoporus betulinus, a mushroom commonly found on birch trees, was found carefully packed in the belongings of the Tyrolean Iceman. Archaeologists speculate that he used it for medicinal purposes.

. . . and 97 more!

Dr. Michael Kuo, the principal developer of MushroomExpert.Com, is an English teacher in Illinois and an amateur mycologist. He is the author of Morels and 100 Edible Mushrooms.

Dr. Andrew Methven is Professor of Mycology and Chair of the Biology Department at Eastern Illinois University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472034178
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Regional
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgments 1

1 Aleurodiscus oakesii 3

2 Alloclavaria purpurea 5

3 Amanita jacksonii 7

4 Amanita muscaria var. guessowii 9

5 Amanita pelioma 11

6 Amanita phalloides 13

7 Amanita populiphila 15

8 Amanita rubescens var. alba 17

9 Amanita salmonescens 19

10 Amanita thiersii 21

11 Anthracophyllum lateritium 23

12 Artomyces pyxidatus 25

13 Asterophora lycoperdoides 27

14 Auriscalpium vulgare 29

15 Boletus curtisii 31

16 Bondarzewia berkeleyi 33

17 Calostoma cinnabarinum 35

18 Calvatia booniana 37

19 Camarops petersii 39

20 Caulorhiza umbonata 41

21 Cerrena unicolor 43

22 Clathrus columnatus 45

23 Clavaria zollingeri 47

24 Clitocybe sclerotoidea 49

25 Collybia tuberosa 51

26 Cordyceps militaris 53

27 Cortinarius rubripes 55

28 Cortinarius vanduzerensis 57

29 Crepidotus cinnabarinus 59

30 Crepidotus crocophyllus 61

31 Cryptoporus voluatus 63

32 Cyathus striatus 65

33 Cystodermella cinnabarina 67

34 Elaphocordyceps ophioglossoides 69

35 Entoloma abortivum 71

36 Floccularia straminea 73

37 Fomes fomentarius 75

38 Gastrocybe lateritia 77

39 Geastrum triplex 79

40 Gomphus floccosus 81

41 Guepinia helvelloides 83

42 Helvella lacunosa 85

43 Helvella latispora 87

44 Hohenbuehelia mastrucata 89

45 Hydnellum caeruleum 91

46 Hygrocybe conica 93

47 Hygrocybe psittacina 95

48 Hymenoscyphus fructigenus 97

49 Hypomyces hyalinus 99

50 Jafnea semitosta 101

51 Lactarius atroviridis 103

52 Lactarius lignyotus var. nigroviolascens 105

53 Lactarius rubriviridis 107

54 Lenzites betulina 108

55 Leucocoprinus birnbaumii 111

56 Marasmius delectans 113

57 Marasmius siccus 115

58 Microstoma floccosum 117

59 Mutinus elegans and Other Mutinus Species 119

60 Mycena haematopus 121

61 Mycenastrum corium 123

62 Omphalotus illudens 125

63 Otidea onotica and Other Otidea Species 127

64 Panaeolus semiovatus 129

65 Peziza succosa 131

66 Phallus rubicundus 133

67 Phallus ravenelii 135

68 Phylloporus arenicola 137

69 Phyllotopsis nidulans 139

70 Piptoporus betulinus 141

71 Pisolithus arhizus 143

72 Pluteus mammillatus 145

73 Pseudofistulina radicata 147

74 Pseudohydnum gelatinosum 149

75 Pulveroboletus ravenelii 151

76 Ramaria botrytis 153

77 Ramaria formosa 155

78 Resupinatus alboniger 157

79 Rhodotus palmatus 159

80 Russula cremoricolor 161

81 Russula earlei 163

82 Russula flavisiccans 165

83 Russula parvovirescens 167

84 Russula ventricosipes 169

85 Sarcosphaera coronaria 171

86 Schizophyllum commune 173

87 Scleroderma polyrhizum 175

88 Scutellinia scutellata 177

89 Stropharia ambigua 179

90 Suillus subaureus 181

91 Suillus tomentosus 183

92 Tremella fuciformis 185

93 Tremellodendron pallidum 187

94 Trichaptum biforme 189

95 Tricholoma aurantium 191

96 Tricholoma equestre 193

97 Tricholoma odorum 195

98 Volvariella bombycina 197

99 Xylaria polymorpha 199

100 Xylobolus frustulatus 201

Works Cited 203

Suggested Readings 205

Index 207

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