The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska and Canada

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The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska and Canada

By Overholts, Lee Oras

SKU# 18736

$ 35.00

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 1953
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition