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Recommended Books

*Available to purchase at our club meetings

Pacific Northwest and California

  • * Arora, David. Mushrooms Demystified. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1986

  • *Ammirati, Joseph, Trudell, Steve, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2009

  • * Siegel, Noah & Schwarz, Christian, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Ten Speed Press, 2016 

  • *Carpenter, Steven E., Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity, Shelton-Turnbull, 2018

  • *Marrone, Teresa & Parker, Drew, Mushrooms of the Northwest, Adventure Publications, 2019

  • Winkler, Daniel, Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

  • * Arora, David, All That the Rain Promises, and More..., Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1990

  •  Desjardin, Dennis, Wood, Michael, Stevens, Frederick, California Mushrooms, Timber Press, 2015

  • Ginns, J, Polypores of British Columbia, 2017, softbound available here - https://crownpub.bc.ca/Product/Search?term=polypores#/?statesave=true and as a free pdf download.

North America

  •  Lincoff, Gary. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1981

  •  Smith, Alexander H., Smith, Helen V., Weber, Nancy S. Weber, How to Know the Gilled Mushrooms, William. C. Brown Company Publishers, 1979

  • Smith, Alexander H., Smith, Helen V., How to Know the Non-Gilled Fleshy Fungi, William C. Brown Company Publishers, 1973

  • Miller, Dr Orson K. & Miller, Hope H., North American Mushrooms, Morris Book Publishing,

  • McKnight, Kent H. & McKnight, Vera B., Mushrooms, A Peterson Field Guide, Houghton Mifflin, 1998

Specialized Groups

  • Trappe, Matt, Evans, Frank, Trappe, James. Field Guide to North American Truffles. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2007

  • Bessette, Alan E., Harris, David, Bessette Arleen R., Milk Mushrooms of North America: A Field Identification Guide to the Genus Lactarius, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2009

  • Bessette, Alan E., Bessette, Arleen R., Roody, William C., Trudell, Steven A., Tricholomas of North America, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2013

  • Bessette, Alan E., Roody, William C., and Bessette, Arleen R. North American Boletes: A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2000

  • Beug, Michael, Bessette, Alan, Bessette, Arleen, Ascomycete Fungi of North America, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2014

  • Gilbertson, R.L., and Ryvarden, L. North American Polypores, 2 vols., Lubrecht & Cramer Ltd., 1986-1987

  • Largent, David L. et al. How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus. Mad River Press Series, Volumes 1-6, Eureka, CA

Poisonous Mushrooms

  • Benjamin, Denis. Mushrooms, Poisons and Panaceas: A handbook for naturalists, mycologists and physicians. W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, NY 1995

  • Ammirati, Joseph, Traquair, James, Horgen, Paul, Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northern United States and Canada. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 1986

  • Spoerke, David G., and Rumack, Barry H., eds. Handbook of Mushroom Poisoning: Diagnosis and Treatment. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1994

  • Lincoff, Gary & Mitchel, D. H., MD Toxic and Hallucinogenic Mushroom Poisoning: A Handbook for Physicians and Mushroom Hunters, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977

Cultivation

  •  Stamets, Paul, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1993

  • Russel, S., The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms, Storey Publishing, 2014

  • Cotter, T., Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2014

Dyeing

  • Rice, Miriam, and Beebee, Dorothy. Mushrooms for Color. Mad River Press, Eureka, CA, 1980

  • Rice, Miriam, and Beebee, Dorothy. Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments & Myco-Stix™, Mushrooms for Color Press, Forestville, CA, 2008

  • Bessette, A.R. & Bessette, A. E., The Rainbow Beneath My Feet, Syracuse University Press, 2001

  • Casselman, K. D., Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book, Dover Press, 2011

General

  • Petersen, Jens, The Kingdom of Fungi, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2012

  • Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon, Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska, Lone Pine Publishing, 1994.

  • Kendrick, Bryce. The Fifth Kingdom. Mycologue Publications, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1985

  • Stevenson, Steven L. and Stempen, Henry. Myxomycetes, A Handbook of Slime Molds. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 1994

Fun Reading

  • Schaechter, Elio. In the Company of Mushrooms. Harvard University Press, Boston, MA, 1997

  • Fine, Gary, Morelling,

  • Brodie, Harold Johnston, Fungi: Delight of Curiosity, University of Toronto Press, 1978

  • Fantastic Fungi, The Fungaloids?

  • Bone, Eugenia, Mycophilia,

  • Celebrating Mushrooms: A Passionate Quest,

  • Benjamin, Dennis, Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging, Tembe Publishing, 2010

Color

  •  Kornerup, A. & Wanscher J. H., Methuen Handbook of Color, Methuen & Co. Ltd, various editions

  • Ridgeway, Robert, Ridgeway Color Standards and Nomenclature, 1912

  • Munsell Soil Color Charts, Pantone

Lichens are Fungi too

  • McCune, Bruce & Geiser, Linda, Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon State University Press, 2009

  • Hale, Mason & Cole, Mariette, Lichens of California, 1988

  • Sharnoff, Stephen, A Field Guide to California Lichens, 2014

  • Brodo, Irwin M., Sharnoff, Sylvia Duran, Sharnoff, Stephen, Lichens of North America, Yale University Press, 2001

  • Brodo, Irwin M., Laurie-Burke, Susan, Sharnoff, Sylvia Duran, Sharnoff, Stephen, Keys to Lichens of North America, Yale University Press, 2016

Cookbooks, there are a plethora of them

  •  Czarnecki, Jack, Joe’s Book of Mushroom Cookery, 1997, good basic reference

  •  Czarnecki, Jack, A Cooks Book of Mushrooms, 1995

  • Hyatt, Chad, The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen, Chestnut Fed Books, 2018. www.themushroomhunterskitchen.com

  •  Skerlec, G. M., Pacific Northwest Mushroom Cookbook, 2018

Dictionaries and such

  • Kirk, P. M. et al, Ainsworth, & Bisby’s Dictionary of the Fungi 10th Ed., CABI, 2008, older editions are available.

  • Angel, Heather, Photographing Nature, Fungi, Fountain Press, 1975

  • Ulloa, Miguel & Hanlin, Richard T., Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology, The American Phytopathological Society Press, 2002

  • Stearn, William T., Botanical Latin, Timber Press 2004

  • Short, Emma & George, Alex, A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary, Cambridge University Press, 2013

  • Winston, Judith E., Describing Species, Practical Taxonomic Procedure for Biologists, Columbia University Press, 1999

Library

Websites

Identification

References, Databases

NOTE: the first two databases do not always agree on current name. Different mycologists looking at the same data differently. Go figure.

Resources, Clubs

Cultivation

Dyeing

Lichens

Poisonings

https://www.aapcc.org/centers National

https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-poison-center Oregon

https://namyco.org/poisonings.php NNAMA Poison Case Registry

FILE A REPORT! It is important to file a report, even if the outcome was only a gastrointestinal upset. NAMA tracks ALL mushroom poisonings.

Thanks to member, Henry Young, for compiling this list of books and reputable references.