Young, A field guide to the Fungi of Australia


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A field guide to the Fungi of Australia by AM Young, illustrations by Kay Smith, published UNSW Press.

With descriptions of more than 170 species, this is the most comprehensive general guide to Australia’s fungi. It includes species from all parts of Australia. It is superbly illustrated with 23 beautiful watercolours, 36 colour photos and more than 260 line drawings. Picture-based keys allow for easy identification. Known toxic species are clearly labeled. It includes lots of interesting facts about fungi – from an explanation of the formation of fairy rings to notes on scientific collecting and preserving.