The Genera of Fungi

By: Clements, Frederic E. And Shear, Cornelius L.

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496 pp. 58 plates. Considering its such a heavy book all hinges are sound tight and apart from foxing on e/p's the book is very clean internally. Covers are slightly rubbed on extremities and spine is coloured to match where some scraping has occured. Overall good+ towards very good. 2,909 generic names were included; this volume contains more than 5,000 names. The great number of genera published since the first edition and their inaccessibility to many students made it desirable to bring the treatment up to date. The last issue of Saccardo's Sylloge Fungorum, volume 24, included only genera published previous to 1919 and 1920, while the authors have attempted in addition to account for all genera proposed since that time. This was rendered possible largely by the use of the card index of new genera of fungi that was maintained by the Bureau of Plant Industry, and also by the list of new genera compiled by Plunkett, Young and Ryan. Illustrations are given of the type or other representative species of approximately 700 genera, and these comprise some 1800 figures. Many are original, having been made from typical specimens of the species illustrated. The others have been copied or adapted from standard works, largely from the parts of Engler & Prantl's Pflanzenfamilien that treat of the fungi. The bibliography of the most important literature on systematic mycology is appended, and the glossary has been enlarged and improved.; 002391; 8vo (large, thick)

Title: The Genera of Fungi

Author Name: Clements, Frederic E. And Shear, Cornelius L.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Clements, Edith S.

Categories: Older/Uncatalogued,

Edition: (US)

Publisher: New York, The H W Wilson Co: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 002391

Keywords: Natural History Bureau Of Plant Industry Saccardo's Sylloge Fungorum Reference Study Aid Mycology.