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Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists

Nicholas P. Money

Abstract

Stinkhorns, puffballs, the “corpse finder”, deadly galerina, Satan's bolete, birch conks, black mold, the old man of the woods — the world of fungi is infinitely varied and this book introduces readers to a dazzling array of fungi. We learn of Madurella, which can erode bones until they look moth-eaten; Cordyceps, which wracks insects with convulsions, kills them, then sends a stalk out of the insect's head to release more infectious spores; and Claviceps, the poisonous ergot fungus, which causes hallucinations (the women charged with “demonic possession” in Salem in 1691 may have been victims ... More

Keywords: biology of fungi, study of fungi, Reginald Buller, Madurella, Cordyceps, Claviceps, mycologists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas P. Money, author
Department of Botany, Miami University

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