Colour photographs, Glossary, Bibliography, Index
360 pages, 235 x 153 mm
Here is a definitive field guide covering more than 500 fungi species with 548 superb colour photographs. All fungi photographed in their natural environment – many for the first time with information on fungal biology, ecology, classification, distribution, roles of fungi in nature, and spore prints.
Descriptions cover size, range, shape, habitat information as well as spore print colour, spore descriptions and a pictorial guide to groups.
A Field Guide to Australian Fungi is the culmination of many decades of field work and study and is the most comprehensive photographic field guide on Australian fungi yet published.
More than 500 fungus species described, including slime moulds
548 superb colour photographs illustrating many fungi for the first time
All fungi photographed in their natural environment
Information on fungal biology and ecology and more
Illustrated guide to main groups
Sample of notes recording fungus data collected in the field
Pictorial guide to groups Section 1: Basidiomycota
1.1 Fungi with simple gills
1.2 Fungi with forked gills
1.4 Coral fungi
“All the colours of the rainbow are depicted in marvellous images and combined with authoritative text resulting from a lifetime of observation. This publication will enable people to experience the fantastic world of fungi at a range of levels...”
Bruce Fuhrer is a well known naturalist and one of Australia’s leading botanical photographers. He is the author, co-author and illustrator of several botanical publications on fungi, mosses liverworts and wildflowers. He worked in the School of Biology at Monash University for 25 years and was awarded an Honorary Master of Science degree by Monash University in1988. In 1989 he was awarded The Australian Natural History medallion.