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A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi


Gates, G and Ratkowsky, D, A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi, The Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc., Australia, pp. 256. ISBN 978-0-9578529-4-5 (2016) [Revision/New Edition]


Fungi are fascinating. Originally they were both feared and revered on account of their poisons and hallucinatory powers. A wide variety of people, not only nature lovers, but also land managers and conservation biologists are becoming more aware of the value of these organisms to measure environmental health or degradation. Perhaps, to some people, "fungi" is just another word for "mushrooms", but others will understand that these relatively complex organisms are not only abundant in the environment but have an amazing diversity of beautiful shapes, forms, and colours and that the familiar field mushroom is only one of those forms. A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi will enable readers to appreciate this diversity and the extraordinary variety of fungi that are present in the island state of Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Revision/New Edition
Keywords:fungi, field guide, Tasmania
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
UTAS Author:Ratkowsky, D (Dr David Ratkowsky)
ID Code:112459
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-11-11
Last Modified:2016-11-25

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