North American Boletes is the first comprehensive guide to an extraordinary and highly prized group of mushrooms known for their beautiful colors, distinctive features, relative abundance, and edibility.
The scope of this work goes beyond the identification of species. The authors consider the symbiotic relationship boletes share with higher plants and trees, their geographical distribution, and new information regarding the macrochemical test reactions of the boletes; they also describe several new species.
The book’s unique combination of aesthetically appealing and scientifically accurate color photographs coupled with extensive descriptions makes it a standard reference work for bolete identification in North America.
Special Features of the Book include:
More than 450 color photographs illustrating more than 300 species
Descriptions with accurate, updated nomenclature and a comments section that includes information on look-alike species and field observations
Easy-to-follow keys constructed for both eastern and western North America that emphasize macroscopic features
Nontechnical language and a glossary that make it an indispensable guide for professional as well as amateur mycologists
Information on collecting, cooking, and preserving boletes
Alan E. Bessette is the author of numerous books, including Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States and Milk Mushrooms of North America: A Field Identification Guide to the Genus Lactarius.
William C. Roody is the author of numerous books, including Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States.
Arleen R. Bessette is the author of eleven books, including The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer’s Field Guide.
8 x 10, 416 pages, 450 color illustrations