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Mushrooms of the Southeast

Mushrooms of the Southeast

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by Todd F. Elliott, Steven L. Stephenson
January 24, 2018

Our Take

An excellent regional guide!  Over 300 species described with large color photos.  Ample comments from the author on each mushroom and frequent edibility notes are appreciated. Easy to use and complements the other Timber Press Field Guides.

ISBN 9781604697308, 160469730X
Flexibound | 408 pages
Timber Press

Mushroom hunters and foragers rejoice! Mushrooms of the Southeast is the indispensable guide to finding and identifying the mushrooms in northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

An essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists

Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of hundreds of the region’s most important mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.

  • Fully illustrates 330 species and discusses more than 1,000 of the region’s most conspicuous, distinctive, interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms
  • Covers northern Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • Helpful keys for identification
  • Clear, color-coded layout

Todd F. Elliott is a freelance naturalist, biologist, and photographer. His research passions are the study of global biodiversity and interrelationships in nature. To read more about his projects, visit
Steven L. Stephenson, a professor at the University of Arkansas, has collected and studied fungi for more than thirty-five years, and his research program has taken him to all seven continents and every major type of terrestrial ecosystem.

“Southeastern mushroom identifiers will need this book. . . to maximize their chances for success. It offers appropriately detailed, up-to-date coverage in an attractive, conveniently sized, and reasonably priced package. Buying it should be an easy decision for mushroomers in the Southeast.” —The Mycophile

“An engaging field guide to fungal fruiting bodies of the American Southeast. . . . a useful guide for amateurs and professionals alike.” —Choice Magazine ​

"Wonderful… I love any book with a ruler designed into the back cover so you can measure your specimens.” —Quail Ridge Books

“An essential guidebook for mushroom hunting, the perfect social distancing sport.” —The Daily Press

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