An essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalistsMushrooms of the Southeast
is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of hundreds of the region’s most important mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.
- Fully illustrates 330 species and discusses more than 1,000 of the region’s most conspicuous, distinctive, interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms
- Covers northern Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
- Helpful keys for identification
- Clear, color-coded layout
Todd Elliott is a freelance naturalist, biologist, photographer, and forager. His research has led him to studies in fungal biology and taxonomy that have taken him to remote corners of the world to explore tropical rainforests, temperate woodlands, deserts, beaches, and high mountains on six continents.
Steven L. Stephenson is a research professor at the University of Arkansas. He has collected and studied fungi for more than three decades, and his research program has taken him to all seven continents and every major type of terrestrial ecosystem.
“Southeastern mushroom identifiers will need this book. . . to maximize their chances for success. It offers appropriately detailed, up-to-date coverage in an attractive, conveniently sized, and reasonably priced package. Buying it should be an easy decision for mushroomers in the Southeast.” —The Mycophile
“An engaging field guide to fungal fruiting bodies of the American Southeast. . . . a useful guide for amateurs and professionals alike.” —Choice Magazine
"Wonderful… I love any book with a ruler designed into the back cover so you can measure your specimens.” —Quail Ridge Books
“An essential guidebook for mushroom hunting, the perfect social distancing sport.” —The Daily Press