The Clavarias of the United States and Canada

By Coker, William Chambers

SKU# 18791

$ 30.00

Pp. 209; 8 full page color plates (from watercolor paintings), 84 full page black-and-white plates (photographs and line-drawings).  Olive green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, sm 4to (10 x 7 inches).  Clavaria is a genus of fungi in the family Clavariaceae.  Species of Clavaria produce basidiocarps (fruit bodies) that are either cylindrical to club-shaped or branched and coral-like.  They are often grouped with similar-looking species from other genera, when they are collectively known as the clavarioid fungi.  All Clavaria species are terrestrial and most (if not all) are believed to be saprotrophic (decomposing dead plant material).  From the research book collection of botanist Edwin B. Mains with his ink handstamp on the front endpaper.  Mains started his academic career at Purdue University in 1917.  In 1930 he became professor of Botany at the University of Michigan and in 1931 he was appointed Director of the University Herbarium.  No other ownership marks.

Publisher University of North Carolina Press
Publisher Place Chapel Hill, NC
Date Published 1923
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description Gilt on spine is dull but still readable, cloth at the base of the spine is slightly worn, overall a very good copy.
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