Basic Illustrated Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms (Basic Illustrated Series)
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For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books.
Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know.
Learn how to:
- Forage for and identify wild mushrooms
- Treat a variety of ailments and illnesses, from colds to heart disease and more
- Distinguish between edible and nonedible parts of mushrooms
- Make delicious dinners, snacks, and other healthy recipes
satisfying intellectual odyssey tugged him across the continent, deep into forests and high into mountains, searching for what appeared to be an endless supply of foodstuffs with health-protecting chemistry. Consider the numbers: A million plus species of fungi inhabit the earth with only one-quarter identified—of that staggering number, 30 species are widely accepted as food. With so few found and so few used, the good news overwhelms. Mushrooms are therapeutic and nutritious. They are rich in
often a large and abundant mushroom; take only what you can use. Chapter Five Tooth Fungi This group of mushrooms bears spores on teeth-like projections called spines or pendants. They are in the phylum Basidiomycota and produce spores in basidiocarps. Covered here are the almost unmistakable edible species Hericium erinaceus and Hydnum repandum—the hedgehog mushroom—as well as the inedible Climacodon septentrionali, the northern tooth fungus. LION’S MANE TOOTH FUNGI, BEAR’S BEARD, OLD MAN’S
and cypha roughly means “fleshy drinking bowl”; coccinea means “scarlet color.” Identification: Saprobe, wood-decaying cup fungus with a round fruiting body at first and then cup shaped or saucer shaped. Size is about 1"–2" in diameter. Inside of cup is red, often deep red; may fade to orange with age or drying. Inner surface is smooth; outer surface is whitish with dense, matted fine small hairs. Stem, if present, is up to 1.6" long and 0.1"–0.3" thick. Spores are translucent with fat droplets
proven visual keys with generous coverage. Marley, Greg. Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi. Maine: Down East Books, 2009. Greg’s forte is kitchen preparation of medicinal mushrooms—a valuable handbook. Marrone, Teresa, and Kathy Yerich. Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, 2014. Excellent field guide with lots of photos. Fast becoming my favorite, this book is small enough to fit in a pocket, big
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