New Zealand Fungi: An Illustrated Guide

Author(s): Greta Stevenson

Natural History

Mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi are a prominent and colourful feature of New Zealand pastures, parklands and the forest floor, yet few aids to their identification are available. This book is the answer, listing more than 300 species of common fungi, with numerous line drawings and a selection of colour photographs. This guide is intended to show people who have an interest in larger fungi why they should pursue the subject and how to go about it. The accent is on relationships of fungi, and on the whole group, rather than on blindly learning names for individual species. The natural basis for classification is emphasised so that the student may know the fungi class by class, order by order, and in this way be able to deal with new specimens as they are found by slotting them into their family niche. The book tells the collector how to gather, record, and preserve larger fungi.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780908812295
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : January 1994
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Greta Stevenson
  • : paperback
  • : very good
  • : 122