The Outer Spores – Mushrooms of Haida Gwaii

$20

Paul Kroeger, Bryce Kendrick, Oluna Ceska and Christine Roberts (2012) 200 pp

This is the first comprehensive study of the macrofungi of Haida Gwaii, carried out over 5 years, and recording over 600 fungi. The book has 300 illustrations, almost all in colour; many distribution maps, some photomicrographs, and graphs of cumulative taxa, as well as a comprehensive list of all fungi collected, and sections on edible, poisonous, and ecological and nutritional groupings. A fascinating guide to the fungi of one of the world's most amazing archipelagos.

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Above is the front cover of our new book exploring the fungi of Haida Gwaii
(formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), home of the Haida people,
and with a rich and unique biota.

We collected at many locations on many of the 150 islands of the archipelago
over a period of five years, and recorded over 600 fungi including many rare
and possibly undescribed taxa.  This beautiful book is the summation of our efforts,
and incorporates  a huge amount of data, including many distribution maps,
almost 300 illustrations, most in sparkling colour, and sections on many groups
of particular interest, such as edible, poisonous, hallucinogenic, and a variety of
ecological and nutritional groups, as well as graphs tracking our accumulation of
species and a complete listing of taxa recorded.

This book is not only an excellent way to explore the fungi of the islands,
but will make a fine addition to the bookshelf of all mushroom aficionados.