The Genus Leptonia on the Pacific Coast of the United States including a study of the North American types
By Largent, David L.
Pp. 286; 93 text-figures (black-and-white photos of mushrooms and spores). Yellow pictorial cloth, lettered in black on the spine and front cover, lg 8vo (9.75 x 6.75). Bibliotheca Mycologica band 55. Leptonia has been defined as a genus of small and medium sized pink-spored mushrooms that contains over 100 species. They are saprotrophic and most grow on the ground, but some are found on wood. The cap is thin and can be convex, plane, often depressed and usually has small scales. The gills are widely spaced, usually having annexed to adnate attachment (rarely they can be a little decurrent) and the stalk is fragile. The spores are angular and are flesh colored to pink. The principal purpose of this monograph by Largent is to provide original descriptions and key to aid in the identification of fifty-eight species, eighteen varieties and ten forms of Leptonia that the author identified from the West Coast of the USA. No ownership marks. This volume is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith. The pencil annotations in the text are likely those of Alexander Smith.
|Publisher Place||Valduz, Germany|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Bump to top outer corner of cloth extends from the front cover into the text, some pencil annotations in the first one-quarter of the volume; a clean copy in very good condition.|