The terrestrial hydnums of Europe
By Maas Geesteranus, R. A.
Pp. 127; 40 full page color plates from watercolor paintings. Printed tan wrappers with color pictorial dust jacket that covers the wrappers, lg 8vo. The Dutch title of this work is “Die Terrrestrischen Stachelpilze Europas.” This work was first published in December 1973; the present volume bears the publication date of March 1975. Hydnum is a genus of fungi in the family Hydnaceae. They are notable for their unusual spore-bearing structures of teeth rather than gills. The best known are the edible species Hydnum repandum and H. rufescens. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek word for truffle. One of their common names is “Hedgehog mushrooms” due to their unique spore-bearing structures of teeth rather than gills (from Wiki). This flora of European hydnums is the outcome of more than 15 years actively devoted to field work, investigations of anatomical structures and the study of the type collections of the world. Probably the most important features of this work are the spore drawings and the color plates. The text of this work is in English. This work is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith with his signature on the title page.
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