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Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and How to Distinguish Them

A Selection of Thirty Native Food Varieties Easily Recognizable by their Marked Individualities, with Simple Rules for the Identification of Poisonous Species

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,013 / 180 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.1
Downloads: 427
Added to site: 2014.08.06 31668
Genre: Non-fiction

as food! The mycologist who has been courageous enough to submit his chemical analysis and his botanical knowledge of fungi to the test of esculence in his own being is a rara avis among them; indeed, a well-known authority states that "one may number on the fingers of his two hands the entire list of mycophagists in the United States." The absence of such works upon the mushroom and "toadstool," greatly desired for reference at an early period of my career, and little better supplied to-day, led to a resolve of which this volume is but an imperfect fulfilment.

[Sidenote: =Limitations of this volume=]

The special character of my volume, then--the collateral consideration of the fungus as food--will be sufficient excuse for the omission of a merely technical discourse upon the structure, classification, and vegetation of fungi as a class--a field so fully covered by other authors more competent to discuss these lines of special science, and to a selection of whose



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