A Monograph on the Genus Galerina Earle
By Smith, Alexander H. and Singer, Rolf
Pp. (iv), 384; 289 text-figures, 20 full page black-and-white photo-plates. Publisher’s original green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, 8vo. Galerina is a genus of small brown-spore saprobic mushrooms, with over 300 species found throughout the world, from the far north to remote Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean. Species are typically small and hygrophanous, with a slender and brittle stem. They are often found growing on wood, and when on the ground have a preference for mossy habitats. This group is most noted for toxic species which are occasionally confused with hallucinogenic species of Psilocybe. This volume is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith. On the front endpaper there is an inscription: “personal copy: A. H. Smith, with corrections.” This was Smith’s own copy of a book he wrote.
|Publisher||Hafner Publishing Co.|
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Light edge wear to the cloth at the head and foot of the spine, a tight copy in very good condition.|