Puffballs and Their Allies in Michigan

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Puffballs and Their Allies in Michigan

By Smith, Alexander H.

SKU# 18816

$ 22.00

Pp. xi, 131; 43 plates (black-and-white photos).  Publisher’s tan cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, yellow pictorial dust jacket, lettered in black on the spine and front cover, lg 8vo.  This is the first authoritative account of the Michigan puffball flora.  Puffballs are fungi, so named because clouds of brown dust-like spores are emitted when the mature fruitbody bursts or is impacted. Puffballs are in the division Basidiomycota and encompass several genera, including Calvatia, Calbovista and Lycoperdon.  True puffballs do not have a visible stalk or stem.  The puffballs were previously treated as a taxonomic group called the Gasteromycetes or Gasteromycetidae, but they are now known to be a polyphyletic assemblage (from Wiki).  This study was co-funded by the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  This volume is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith.

Publisher University of Michigan Press
Publisher Place Ann Arbor MI
Date Published 1951
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A near fine copy in an edge worn but very good dust jacket.
Limited Edition