A Monograph of Clavaria and Allied Genera

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A Monograph of Clavaria and Allied Genera

By Corner, E. J. H.

SKU# 18936

$ 75.00

Pp. xv, 740; 292 text-figures (line-drawings), 16 full page color plates.  Publisher’s original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt seal of Oxford University Press at the base of the spine, lg. 8vo.  Clavaria is a genus of fungi in the family Clavariaceae.  Species of Clavaria produce basidiocarps (fruit bodies) that are either cylindrical to club-shaped or branched and coral-like.  They are often grouped with similar-looking species from other genera, when they are collectively known as the clavarioid fungi.  All Clavaria species are terrestrial and most (if not all) are believed to be saprotrophic (decomposing dead plant material).  In Europe, they are typical of old, mossy, unimproved grassland.  In North America and elsewhere, they are more commonly found in woodlands (from Wiki).  This volume is from the Oxford series “Annals of Botany Memoirs” no. 1.  This book is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith with his signature on the front endpaper.

Publisher Oxford University Press
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1950
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description Front outer top corner with small bump, front and rear endpapers with light foxing; a tight and clean copy in very good condition.
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