Language: Chinese with English, Chinese and scientific nomenclature; foreword, preface and acknowledgements are in English; table of contents contains Chinese and scientific nomenclature
Covers 881 fungal species belonging to 214 genera of 65 families with 1041 colour illustrations. Among them 485 are edible mushrooms, 321 medicinal mushrooms, 201 poisonous mushrooms, 161 wood-rotting fungi, 330 ectomycorrhizal fungi and more than 65 cultivated mushrooms. Morphology, ecology and distributions of each species are also provided in details. Fungal resources of China and their floristic characters, basic knowledge and terminology about fungi are mentioned or illustrated in the first part of the book.