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 that 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 combination of aesthetically appealing and scientifically accurate color photographs and extensive descriptions makes it a standard reference work for bolete identification in North America.
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.