The Stipitate hydnums of the Eastern United States
By Coker, William Chambers and Beers, Alma Holland
Pp. viii, 211; 60 full page plates (53 black-and-white photographs, 7 line-drawings). Publisher’s original charcoal-gray cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and on the front cover, lg 8vo (10.25 x 7 inches). Some terrestrial species producing fruit bodies with a pileus (cap) and stipe (stem) are collectively known as the stipitate hydnoid fungi and are often studied as a group because of their ecological similarity. The species concerned are now referred to the genera Bankera, Hydnellum, Phellodon, and Sarcodon. All are ectomycorrhizal, belong in the Thelephorales, and are considered to be indicator species of old, species-rich forests. In Europe, at least, many are of conservation concern and feature on national or regional red lists of threatened fungal species. In the United Kingdom the stipitate hydnoid fungi have been given Biodiversity Action Plan status which has increased interest in the group and has generated funding to be put into survey work and other research. Species of Hydnum and the related Sistotrema confluens (Cantharellales) are also mycorrhizal but have different ecological requirements. Other stipitate hydnoid fungi are wood decomposing, such as some species of Beenakia (Gomphales), Climacodon (Polyporales) and Mycorrhaphium (Polyporales) (from Wiki). This volume is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith with his signature on the front endpaper.
|Publisher||University of North Carolina Press|
|Publisher Place||Chapel Hill|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A clean copy in very good condition.|