Visual Index

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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These pages show the major genera and are a simple visual aid for readers new to mycology, to give them a rough idea as to where to begin searching. In a sense it is a tiny generic book within the book. The genera are displayed in the order that they appear.

Russula The Brittlegills, a large genus of gilled mushrooms. The caps are convex at first, then almost flat. Many are brightly coloured red, purple, yellow, or green. The stems are simple, without ring or volva. The gills have a geometric look and are brittle, hence the common name.