Book ID: 109753
Polypores of the Mediterranean Region. With contributions by L. Arras, M. Facchini, G. Porcu and G. Trichies. 2020. many col. illus. 904 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. In English.
With contributions by L. Arras, M. Facchini, G.Porcu and G. Trichies. -
Although this book focuses on typical species of the Mediterranean region, it is often difficult to establish strict geographical limits. Therefore, many species known for central Europe and neighbouring areas, including
Caucasus and western Russia, have been included to give a comprehensive overview of some genera with closely related species. The data on fungi of some Mediterranean areas are still limited, in particular for
countries which have unfortunately passed, or are still suffering, periods of armed conflicts or political instability. Also, data for North Africa are still incomplete. In any case, one of the goals of this book is to bring
updated information on Mediterranean polypores by providing the reader an accessible, user friendly manual and thus encouraging future studies on the topic. Another primary purpose is to increase the knowledge of
these Mediterranean fungi and highlight their importance in forest conservation, with a focus on key and vulnerable species. In this digital era, many forums, web pages and scientific journals contain valuable
information and iconography and there are several initiatives to host in repositories, data about a number of genera and species. - Deals with 116 genera and 435 species. Full descriptions, comments on ecology, distribution and comparison with closely related species. Full - colour macro- and microphotographs, keys to genera and species. Six new combinations proposed.