Cortinarius Fr. und nahe verwandte Gattungen in Sudamerika

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Cortinarius Fr. und nahe verwandte Gattungen in Sudamerika

By Moser, Meinhard, and Horak, Egon

SKU# 18680

$ 120.00

Pp. vi, 628; 116 text-figures (line-drawings), 20 full page color plates (from paintings).  Publisher’s original gray wrappers, lettered in black on the spine and the front cover, thick lg 8vo.  Beihefte Nova Hedwigia, heft 52.  Cortinarius is a globally distributed genus of mushrooms in the family Cortinariaceae.  It is suspected to be the largest genus of agarics, containing over 2,000 widespread species.  A common feature among all species in the genus Cortinarius is that young specimens have a cortina (veil) between the cap and the stem, hence the name, meaning curtained.  Most of the fibers of the cortina are ephemeral and will leave no trace once gone, except for limited remnants on the stem or cap edge in some species.  All have a rusty brown spore print.  The common names cortinar and webcap refer to members of the genus.  Due to dangerous toxicity of several species (such as Cortinarius orellanus) and the fact that it is difficult to distinguish between various species of the genus, non-expert consumption of mushrooms from the genus is discouraged (from Wiki).  This volume is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith.  It is inscribed to Smith by both authors, Moser and Horak, on the title page.

Publisher J. Cramer
Publisher Place Vaduz, Germany
Date Published 1975
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Small bumps to two corners, a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
ISBN 3-7682-5452-6
Limited Edition