Book ID: 98638
North American Boletes. A Colour Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms. 2010. col. photogr. illus. 396 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
The book is acomprehensive guide to an extraordinary and highly prized group of mushrooms known for their beautiful colours, distinctive features, relative abundance, and edibility. The scope of this work goes beyond the identification of species. The authors consider the symbiotic relationship that boletes share with higher plants and trees, their geographical distribution, and new information regarding the macrochemical test reactions of the boletes; they also describe several new species. The books combination of aesthetically appealing and scientifically accurate colour photographs and extensive descriptions makes it a standard reference work for bolete identification in North America.