Texas Mushrooms: A Field Guide

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University of Texas Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Nature - 350 pages
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Mushrooms in Texas?

Yes, it's true. One of the best-kept secrets in the Lone Star state is that mushrooms can be found in almost every region. Thousands of species of mushrooms flourish in Texas from the desert and semiarid regions of West Texas to the moist and acid soils of East Texas, where species that can also be found in South America live alongside those that might be spotted in Malaysia and Europe.

At last, here is the Texas mushroom book--a colorful, easy-to-follow guide that will surprise and delight uninitiated nature enthusiasts and at the same time provide the experienced mushroom hunter with the first field guide of its kind in Texas.

Excellent color photographs and precise descriptions of over 200 species will enable the mushroom hunter--even the amateur--to make quick, careful easy distinctions between the edible varieties and the potentially toxic ones. In addition, kitchen-tested recipes are included along with a microscopic spore chart, glossary, and blbllography.

In Texas, mushroom hunting can be a year-round, state-wide activity, and with this enticing introduction, collecting, identifying, and preparing wild mushrooms will become an activity the entire family can enjoy while appreciating the beauty of Texas from a new and fascinating angle.

 

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This is a great Texas mushroom identification book, there are a few out dated parts such as changes to the Latin names, a few mistakes as well, and some of the pictures are off colored and don't portray the mushrooms appearance accurately which to someone who is foolish could throw them off and make them think they have the correct mushroom.
But to any serious Texas mushroom hunter, mycologist, mushroom hobbyist, etc, this is a MUST have.
It helps build a fine foundation to any mushroom hunters collection when paired up with The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, by Gary Lincoff, and Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora.
 

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