“Ascomycetes in Colour by Peter I. Thompson illustrates, with colourful pictures, 700 species of fungi from the ascomycota. This book aims to provide the field mycologist with a reference guide for locating and identifying hundreds of species of ascomycete with diverse shapes, colours and sizes.
This volume demonstrates ascomycetes as fungi that are mainly cups, discs and spheres which grow on, or just beneath the surface of their host. Ascomycota’s shapes, sizes, colours and textures vary greatly and together they represent an intricate and beautiful part of the fungus kingdom. Thompson visited different types of terrain to search for these fungi. He selected the types of public access land where trees, herbaceous plants, ferns, rushes, grasses grow naturally, with minimal assistance from people. He also went to banks of rivers, streams, lakes and ponds, coastal sand dunes, quarries and grasslands. Once Thompson had collected samples of ascomycetes, he proceeded to identify the fungi through their microscopic characteristics.
This picture book then reveals the colorful ascomycetes Thompson had discovered. These fungi can be found through a wide range of substrates. All of the species have been photographed in mainland Britain. The author also wants to publish this book to provide the readers a more reliable and comprehensive book about ascomycetes.”
"Buy this book and use it I say - and be delighted and amazed." from a review my Archie McAdam in Field Mycology
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