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A Colour Atlas of Poisonous Fungi

Field / Identification GuideHandbook / Manual

By: A Bresinsky and H Besl

308 pages, 142 colour and b/w illus

Manson Publishing

Hardback | Feb 1990 | #4783 | ISBN: 0723415765
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A comprehensive colour atlas on all aspects of poisonous fungi and their toxins. The text identifies the different poisonous groups and their specific toxins, how to identify the various species, and what to do if poisoning occurs. Aimed at biologists, toxicologists and pharmacologists.


1. Poisoning by fungi - Genuine poisoning by fungi; False poisoning by fungi; Toxic heavy metals and other environmental poisons; Mycoses, mycotoxicoses; Spore allergies; Rules for collecting and preparing fungi; What to do - General treatment, Identification, Diagnosis; Chemistry of fungi; Selected literature. 2. The poisoning syndromes and the poisonous fungi: Phalloides syndrome: Amanita, subgenus Lepidella; Galerina, Section Naucoriopsis; Lepiota; Pholiotina filaris; Orellanus syndrome: Cortinarius; Gyromitra syndrome: Ascomycetes; Gyromitra esculenta, Sarcosphaera crassa. Muscarine syndrome: Inocybe species; Clitocybe species; Mycena pura. Pantherina syndrome: Amanita, subgenus Amanita. Psilocybin syndrome: Psilocybe semilanceata; Other hallucinogenic species of fungi. Coprinus syndrome. Paxillus syndrome. Gastrointestinal syndrome: Lamellate fungi; Tubulate fungi (Boletales); Coral fungi, Fairy Clubs-Ramaria species; Gasteromycetes. Poisoning by raw fungi. Fungi with suspect constituents. 3. Introduction to the identification of fungi: The collection of fungi for identification and for the herbarium. Description and examination of lamellate and tubulate fungi: Macroscopical description; Microscopical examination; Spores, Hymenial elements. Examination of kitchen waste, food remains, stomach contents, and stools for poisonous fungi. Identification keys. Genera of lamellate and tubulate fungi. Other groups. 4. Glossary 5. Bibliography 6. Index

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