There are 4000 species of mushroom and toadstool in Britain and Europe. Larger umbrella-shaped fungi with a cap and stem are known as mushrooms if they are edible and toadstools if they are poisonous. This volume describes over 230 species which are to be commonly found. Each mushroom or toadstool entry includes: a photograph and clear description of what it looks like; details of size, habitat and season when it can be found; an indication of whether it is edible or poisonous; and the names of similar species with which the mushroom or toadstool could be confused, and details of the differences between them.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 4722701