of Coelomycetous Anamorphs with Appendage-Bearing Conidia:
and one of the superb illustrations...
we reproduce (albeit rather inadequately) one of the 469 truly
remarkable drawings from the book. Notice the exquisite detail,
and the way in which the author incorporates precise information
about the conidioma, the conidiogenous cells and various stages
in the development of the conidia. Each drawing is a mine
of biological information, which will allow the reader to
make unequivocal identifications of all 423 species drawn.
There are also many synoptic and dichotomous keys, and a huge
assemblage of literature...
A book to be treasured and revisited again and again, for
aesthetic and mycological pleasure......
"This book seems destined to become a mycological classic...complete
descriptions and detailed illustrations of 423 species (40
new) in 142 genera (10 new)...The quality of the line drawings
elevates the treatment...into the realm...occupied by the
Tulasnes...This book is more than the sum of its parts. The
depth of coverage bespeaks a passion and a patience that is
rare among contemporary taxonomists. In the tradition of true
scholarship, the book captures the substance of one man's
life work for the benefit of future generations...Dr. Nag
Raj has reminded us what taxonomy is supposed to be." Sydowia
"By any standards it is a remarkable book...It will remain
the standard for the foreseeable future." Mycological Research