The Boletineae of Florida with notes on Extralimital Species, Parts I-IV, complete
By Singer, Rolf
Pp. 97-141; 223-303; 1-135; 527-567; 128-135 (index); 3 plates, some text-figures. Early dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, (1 original printed gray wrapper bound in place), lg 8vo. From Farlowia vol. 2, no. 1, no. 2 and no. 4 (1945-46) and American Midland Naturalist vol. 37, no. 1 (1937). The Boletaceae are a family of mushroom-forming fungi, primarily characterized by small pores on the spore-bearing hymenial surface (at the underside of the mushroom), instead of gills as are found in most agarics. Nearly as widely distributed as the agarics, the family is renowned for hosting some prime edible species, such as the Cep or King Bolete (Boletus edulis), highly sought after by mushroom hunters worldwide. Some rare or threatened species are also present in the family, that have become the focus of increasing conservation concerns. As a whole, the typical members of the family are commonly known as boletes (taken from Wiki). This book is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith with his signatures on the front and rear endpaper. Rare work as a set.
|Publisher Place||Cambridge, MA and Notre Dame, IN|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Some light edge wear to the cloth; a tight copy in very good condition.|