Recommended Reading

Selected References for Amateur Mycologists in the Pacific Northwest, initially compiled by Nancy Weber and Maggie Rogers, April 2004 and revised Jan 2016.

Entry Level

Pacific Northwest/ Western North America

  • McKenny, M., Stuntz, D.E. and Ammirati J.F. 1987. The New Savory Wild Mushroom. University of Washington Press
  • Smith, A.H. 1975. A Field Guide to Western Mushrooms. University of Michigan Press.
  • Trudell, Steve and Ammirati J.F. 2009 Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press, Inc.
  • Tylutki, E.E. Mushrooms of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest: 1979, Vol.1, Discomycetes. 1987, Vol. 2, Non-gilled Hymenomycetes, (Agaricales and Aphyllophorales). University of Idaho Press.
  • Evenson,V. S. 1997. Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains. Westcliffe Publishers and Denver Museum of Natural History.
  • Winkler, Daniel. 2011. A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. (pamphlet)

    National to continental, mix of Pacific NW and other fungi

  • Arora, D. 1991. All That the Rain Promises, and More. Ten Speed Press.
  • Lincoff, G.H. 1981. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
  • Marteka, V. 1980. Mushrooms Wild and Edible. W. W. Norton & Co.
  • Miller, O.K., Jr. 1972. Mushrooms of North America. E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
  • Smith, A.H. & Weber, N.S. 1980. The Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide. The Univ. of Michigan Press.

Intermediate/advanced Level

N. America north of Mexico/areas with similar climate & trees

  • Arora, D. 1986. Mushrooms Demystified, ed. 2. Ten Speed Press.
  • Bessette, Alan E. et al. Milk Mushrooms of North America. 2009. Syracuse University Press.
  • Bessette, Alan E. et. al. Tricholomas of North America. 2013. University of Texas Press.
  • Bessette, Alan E. et. al.  North American Boletes. 2000. Syracuse University Press.
  • Beug, Michael W. Ascomycete Fungi of North America. 2014. University of Texas Press.
  • Breitenbach, J., & Kr"nzlin, F. Fungi of Switzerland. 1981, Vol. 1, Ascomycetes; 1986,Vol. 2, Non-gilled Fungi; 1991, Vol. 3 Boletes and Agarics, 1st part; 1995, Vol. 4, Agarics, 2nd part; 2000, Vol. 5: Agarics 3rd part.Verlag Mykologia Luzern.
  • Hansen, L.& Knudsen, H., eds. Nordic Macromycetes. 2000, Vol. 1, Ascomycetes; 1992, Vol. 2. Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales; 1997, Vol. 3, Heterobasidioid, Aphyllophoroid and Gastromycetoid Basidiomycetes. Nordsvamp.
  • Kirk, P.M. et. al. Ainsworth & Bisby’s Dictionary of the Fungi. 9th Edition. 2004. CAB International.
  • Mad River Press. (Various authors & years). How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus: I, Macroscopic features; II, Field Identification of Genera; III., Microscopic features; IV, Keys to Families and Genera; V. Cultural and Developmental Features; VI, Modern Genera.
  • Mad River Press. (Various authors & years). The Agaricales (Gilled Fungi) of California. Eleven sections issued so far on 11 families or groups of gilled mushrooms, more in the works.
  • Smith, A.H. 1949. Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats. Sawyer's, Inc.
  • Smith, A.H., Smith, H.V, & Weber, N.S. 1979. How to Know the Gilled Mushrooms. 1981. How to Know the Non-gilled Mushrooms. Wm. C. Brown Co. Publishers.

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