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    #1627084 - 06/11/03 08:06 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Hey. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a book that as a step-by-step guide to IDing various genera and species of mushrooms by their characteristics. I can't remember what this kind of listing is called, but I've seen them before in various places -- just not for shrooms.

Usually they read like a choose-your-own-adventure book. "Gills: free: go to 2a, adenexed: go to 2b..." etc. You follow the identifications until you reach the conclusion, which is usually a genus or species.


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Re: Looking for an ID Guide [Re: Sev]
    #1627172 - 06/11/03 08:56 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

that is called a dichotomous key and is included in many, usually more detailed and larger mushroom field guides.

i and many other people would recommend Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora. it is truly the best guide i have to mushrooms and has over 2000 species of North America. the cost (40$) is hardly relevant as you would be using this book for the rest of your life.


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Re: Looking for an ID Guide [Re: Sev]
    #1627426 - 06/11/03 10:46 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Another book you might consider, since you live in New York, is Mushrooms of Northeastern North America by Alan E Bessette, Arleen R Bessette, and David W Fischer.

Either of those two books should identify the majority of mushrooms you are likely to find.

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Re: Looking for an ID Guide [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1627641 - 06/12/03 12:17 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks, folks.  :smile:


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