Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region

By Vera Stucky Evenson Denver Botanic Gardens

Recommended as a Great Summer Read by Colorado Public Radio

In Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region, Vera Evenson, curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at the Denver Botanic Gardens, covers species of mushrooms found in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. This comprehensive guide features introductory chapters on the basics of mushroom structure, life cycles, and habitats. Profiles for 220 mushroom species include color photographs, keys, and diagrams to aid in identification, and tips on how to recognize and avoid poisonous mushrooms.

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“Inestimable.” —Denver Life

“An interesting and helpful feature is a list of figures and photographs in which the Botanic Gardens’ accession numbers of the photographed collections are given, so an interested party could find the actual material for further study if desired.” —Myko Web
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May 19, 2015