Edible Mushrooms

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U of Minnesota Press, 1964 - Nature - 118 pages
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Edible Mushrooms was first published in 1981. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The choicest varieties of mushrooms cannot be cultivated or commercially grown but are available in abundance to those who take the trouble to find them. With this book in hand, anyone can, with confidence, gather and enjoy delicious wild mushrooms without fear of the poisonous varieties.

Edible Mushrooms,a new edition of the 1943 classic guide, Common Edible Mushrooms,describes in detail more than 60 of the most abundant and most easily recognized species. Photographs, many in color, show each species in its natural habitat for easy identification. Clyde M. Christensen warns against the poisonous varieties and advises amateur mushroom hunters to become thoroughly familiar with the most common edible mushrooms and to avoid all others.

This edition contains new full-color photographs, and new material on how mushrooms grow and how to identify and collect them. Christensen has updated the classification to bring scientific names into agreement with internationally approved nomenclature but retains the older technical names in parentheses for easy comparison with other guides. An enlarged section of recipes provides good ideas for making the most of a mushroom harvest.

 

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Contents

About Mushrooms
3
How to Identify Them 10 Gathering Them
13
Morels or Sponge Mushrooms 16 Puffballs 17 Sulphur Shelf Mush
20
Amanitaphalloides Death Cap 26 A verna
27
Armillariella mellea Honey or Shoestring
34
Collybia confluens 41 C platyphylla Broadgilled
43
Lentinus lepideus
50
Lepiotaprocera Parasol Mushroom 52 L rachodes
52
Marasmius oreades Fairyring Mushroom
56
P sapidus 62 P ulmarius
62
Purple or PurpleBrown Spore Print
70
Psathyrella and Nematoloma Psathyrella candolleana
76
Puffballs
85
Pore Fungi
93
Bibliography
113
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About the author (1964)

Clyde M. Christensen was Regents Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota, and the author of The Molds and Man and many other books and articles in mycology.

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