The North American Cup-Fungi (Inoperculates)
By Seaver, Fred J.
Pp. ix, 428; color frontispiece plate, plates 76-150 (black-and-white photo-plates and halftones). Publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, 8vo. The Pezizaceae (commonly referred to as cup fungi) are a family of fungi in the Ascomycota which produce mushrooms that tends to grow in the shape of a "cup". Spores are formed on the inner surface of the fruit body (mushroom). The cup shape typically serves to focus raindrops into splashing spores out of the cup. Additionally, the curvature enables wind currents to blow the spores out in a different manner than in most agarics and boletes (from Wiki). This volume is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith.
|Publisher||Published by the author|
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Cloth is generally worn especially along the spine edges, a few damps stains to the top page edges, contents are bright and clean, a good copy only.|