Le Genre Panaeolus: Essai Taxinomique et Physiologique
By Ola'h, Gyorgy Miklos
Pp. vii, 273; 14 text-figures (line-drawings), 20 full page plates (4 color photos, 16 black-and-white photos), 20 perforated printed cards in attached pocket at rear. Pale green cloth, lettered in black on the front cover and with black-and-white photo of mushrooms attached, lg 8vo. Memoire Hors-Series, no. 10 de la Revue de Mycologie. Laboratoire de Cryptogamie, 12 Rue de Buffon, Paris. The text is in French. Panaeolus is a genus of small, black-spored, saprotrophic agarics. The word Panaeolus is Greek for "all variegated", alluding to the spotted gills of the mushrooms produced. These fungi are mostly dung and grassland species, some of which are quite common in Europe and North America. The gills of Panaeolus do not deliquesce as do the members of the related genera Coprinellus and Coprinopsis. Members of Panaeolus can also be mistaken for Psathyrella, however the latter genus is usually found growing on wood or lignin-enriched soils and has brittle stipes. No members of Panaeolus are used for food, though some are used as a psychedelic drug. Thirteen species of Panaeolus contain the hallucinogen psilocybin including Panaeolus cyanescens and Panaeolus cinctulus. The bluing hallucinogenic members of this genus are sometimes segregated into a separate genus, Copelandia (from Wiki). This volume is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith with his signature on the front endpaper. The work is warmly inscribed to Alexander Smith by the author on the half-title page. Rare.
|Publisher||Herbier Louis Marie, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada|
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|Condition Description||A bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|