The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska and Canada
By Overholts, Lee Oras
Pp. xvi, 466, (1); 132 full page plates (mostly black-and-white photographs). Publisher’s original green ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and with blind-stamped emblem of the University of Michigan Press stamped on the front cover, lg 8vo. The first draft of this monograph was written in 1933. Over the years until his death in 1946, Overholts made corrections and added new species and genera as they were published. After his death, one of his students, Josiah L. Lowe, prepared the manuscript at the University of Michigan Press. This volume is considered the lifework of Lee Oras Overholts (from the Preface). The Polyporaceae are a family of poroid fungi belonging to the Basidiomycota. The flesh of their fruit bodies varies from soft (as in the case of the dryad's saddle illustrated) to very tough. Most members of this family have their hymenium (fertile layer) in vertical pores on the underside of the caps, but some of them have gills (e.g. Panus) or gill-like structures (such as Daedaleopsis, whose elongated pores form a corky labyrinth) (from Wiki). This volume is from the private research collection of mycologist Nancy Jane Smith (daughter of Alexander H. Smith) with her signature on the front endpaper dated July 1966.
|Publisher||University of Michigan Press|
|Publisher Place||Ann Arbor|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|