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Book ID:  105489
Härkönen, Marja, Tuomo Niemelä, Keddy Mbindo, Heikki Kotiranta and Graham Piearce

Zambian mushrooms and mycology. 2015. (Norrlinia, 29). 276 col. figs. 207 p. Paper bd.
Introductory chapters on Zambian environment, groups and structures of larger fungi, fungal ecology (with an Africal perspective: mycorrhiza with trees in miombo savannas, symbiosis with termites, decay of wood), edible mushrooms. An extensive description on Zambian ethnomycology: what species are collected in the wild for food, which ones are rejected as poisonous or for other reasons, how mushrooms are traditionally prepared and preserved, economic importance of wild mushrooms, medicinal fungi, mushrooms in folklore. Over 90 species of mushrooms, polypores and other fungi are fully described and illustrated with photographs taken from fresh specimens. Among mushrooms, the genera Amanita, Lactarius, Russula, Termitomyces and Cantharellus are highlighted. One new polypore species (Hexagonia culmicola) is described as new. The book includes 19 recipes of mushroom meals, some of them traditional, and others adopted to suit for an African kitchen.
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Total Price :67.00 EURO (US$ 83.75)