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Title:Some Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms
Author(s):Forbes, Stephen Alfred
Subject(s):edible mushrooms
poisonous mushrooms
University of Illinois
Abstract:The interest in wild mushrooms and the number of people who collect wild mushrooms for the table are increasing rapidly. Numerous inquiries are received by the botany department of the University of Illinois each season concerning the identification and edibility of various species. At the same time, whenever there is a good mushroom season, the newspapers report an increasing number of cases of mushroom poisoning. These facts indicate the great desirability of a wider dissemination of the knowledge necessary to distinguish intelligently the common edible and poisonous mushrooms. It was with these facts in mind that it was decided to prepare for the people of the state, photographs and descriptions of a limited number of species in the hope that it might help our friends to make use of the abundance of excellent food material that annually goes to waste in the fields and woods, without risking their lives in the act.
Issue Date:1917-11
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 011, no. 07
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-28

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