Mushrooms: A Falcon Field Guide (Falcon Field Guide Series)
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Mushrooms: A Falcon Field Guide covers 80 of the most common and sought-after species in North America. Conveniently sized to fit in a pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, this informative guide makes it easy to identify mushrooms in the backyard and beyond. Each mushroom is accompanied by a detailed listing of its prominent attributes and a color illustration showing its important features. Mushrooms are organized in phylogentic order, keeping families of mushrooms together for easy identification. This is the essential source in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.
tough and woody texture. Also known as the Artist’s Conk. BASIDIOMYCETES: Aphyllophorales, Hydnaceae Shingled Hedgehog, Hydnum imbricatum or Sarcodon imbricatum Basidiomycetes, order: Aphyllophorales, family: Hydnaceae Height to 4" Cap is up to 8" wide, convex to flattened and then depressed in the center. Surface is dull brown and covered with rough, dark brown scales, which are sometimes pointed and raised. The stalk is whitish or pale brown and quite short. The
Aphyllophorales, family: Hydnaceae Width to 18" The Bear’s Head Tooth forms a network of fleshy, white, or creamy brown branching structures that terminate with drooping, icicle-like spines to ½" long. Clumps of these formations attach to dead logs or stumps in hardwood forests by means of an indistinct, clinging base. Spore print is white. The mushroom is found in northeastern North America during the summer and fall, although similar species are found in the West. It is edible and very
white when young, turning olive-brown with age. It grows during the spring through fall in eastern North America in a variety of habitats, including open woodlands and grassy areas, and may form fairy rings. Edible and very good, especially when young. BASIDIOMYCETES: Lycoperdales, Lycoperdaceae Sculptured Puffball, Calbovista subsculpta Basidiomycetes, order: Lycoperdales, family: Lycoperdaceae Width to 6" The Sculptured Puffball is shaped like a ball or an inverted
California. It is edible but lacks flavor and substance. Also known as the Miniature Waxy Cap. BASIDIOMYCETES: Agaricales, Tricholomataceae Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus Basidiomycetes, order: Agaricales, family: Tricholomataceae Width to 3½" Cap is wavy, convex to flattened, shaped somewhat like an oyster shell, white to brownish or gray, and fleshy. The stalk is minimal or absent and usually off-center. Gills are white to yellowish, descending down to the
slightly attached, white to pale green. Spore print is white. The Death Cap grows on the ground in a variety of habitats, including mixed woodlands (especially oak) and lawns, throughout North America during the late fall and early winter. It is poisonous and deadly. BASIDIOMYCETES: Agaricales, Amanitaceae Grisette, Amanita vaginata Basidiomycetes, order: Agaricales, family: Amanitaceae Height to 6" Cap is up to 4" wide, convex or bell-shaped to flattened or upturned