Language: English with English, Afrikaans and scientific nomenclature
Mapungubwe National Park is a national park in Limpopo Province, South Africa. This well-illustrated easy-to-use field guide includes:
- Detailed introductory chapters for fungi and lichens sections.
- Information on more than 290 different local macro-fungi, lichen and slime mould species- including various novel species. Many of these may, however, occur widely in the rest of Africa and further afield.
- Chapters dealing with 15 different morphological groups.
- A succinct and descriptive text including information on the distinguishing features, ecology, distribution and edibility of species.
- English and Afrikaans common names.
- Description of families and genera.
- More than 1400 colour photographs (including a DVD-ROM which allows detailed viewing) as a further aid to identification.
- Detailed glossary of terms and picture glossary.
- Step-by-step guide to the collection of specimens.
- Map and background on the study area.
- Information on the early Mapungubwe civilization.
"Fungi and Lichens of the Limpopo Valley is a remarkable book. It highlights the important role that citizen scientists play in biodiversity research and conservation. lt also shows the value of collaboration between citizen scientists and academics. The research ﬁndings of this project are presented in an informative and accessible way, and with stunning images that will intrigue, educate and inspire people who take the time to look at the smaller and less recognised components of our biodiversity."
– Prof. Michelle Hamer, SANBI &NSCF
"Fungi and Lichens of the Limpopo Valley is a totally fresh approach to how the novice or even expert, should set out in observing the various species encountered. lt is a fantastic companion guide to Wild Flowers of the Limpopo Valley, ﬁrst published in 2009. This new work is compelling, informative and unique, adding new dimensions to that which has often been overlooked in the past."
– Dr Duncan MacFadyen, Oppenheimer Generations