Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians
By William Roody
Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians serves as a solid introduction of the region.
Some 400 species are described and illustrated with the author's own stunning color photographs, and many more are discussed in the text. Each species account includes remarks about edibility and commentary to help distinguish similar species. A comprehensive glossary of specialized mycological terms is provided.
With its dense forests and plentiful rainfall, West Virginia and the rest of the Central Appalachian region is an almost perfect habitat for hundreds of varieties of wild mushrooms. For the mushroom hunter, this vast bounty provides sheer delight and considerable challenge, for every outdoor excursion offers the chance of finding a mushroom not previously encountered.
For both the seasoned mycologist and the novice mushroom hunter, Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians serves as a solid introduction s of the region. Some 400 species are described and illustrated with the author's own stunning color photographs, and many more are discussed in the text.
Detailed mushroom descriptions assure confident identifications. Each species account includes remarks about edibility and extensive commentary to help distinguish similar species. A comprehensive glossary of specialized mycological terms is provided.
About the author
William C. Roody is a seasonal biologist with the West Virginia Wildlife Diversity Program at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
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