Puffballs and Their Allies in Michigan
By Smith, Alexander H.
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 Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A near fine copy in an edge worn but very good dust jacket.|