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November 13, 2017   Weekly Reader | Book helps ID Southeastern mushrooms

Book helps ID Southeastern mushrooms

November 13, 2017
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Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians

By Mary L. Woehrel and William H. Light
University of Georgia Press
Hardcover: $59.95

As part of its Wormsloe Foundation Nature book series, the University of Georgia Press has published Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians. The book was written by Mary L. Woehrel, founder and past president of the Mushroom Club of Georgia, and William H. Light, a science and technical writer.

Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians contains accurate and detailed identification tools that will aid professional mycologists, students and mushroom enthusiasts alike.

The book provides nomenclaturally and scientifically accurate accounts of the range of mushrooms in the Southeast and covers 182 genera and 354 species, more than 1,000 color photographs that aid in identification and line drawings that detail the complicated and subtle structures that distinguish the various fungi mushroom groups. It also contains sections on the toxic, medicinal and psychoactive properties of some certain fungi mushrooms and detailed comments on distinguishing edible mushrooms from potentially
dangerous look-alikes.

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