Author: Marieka Gryzenhout
Publisher: Random House Struik
Cape Town, South Africa 2021
Softcover, 11 x 18 cm, 144 pages, throughout colour photographs
Neither plant nor animal, mushrooms (or fungi) are mysterious organisms that range in size from microscopic to over a metre wide.
Fungus groups are amazingly diverse and in South Africa alone there are estimated to be more than 171 500 species.
The Pocket Guide Mushrooms of South Africa features a selection of the species more commonly found in the region, and will enable enthusiasts to identify these mushrooms in the field.
Easy to use and compact, this pocket guide will prove invaluable on outings into the countryside.
Marieka Gryzenhout (Ph.D.) is a senior lecturer at the Forestry & Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria and serves as President of the African Mycological Association.
She has co-authored numerous scientific papers on fungi and passionately promotes interest in the subject among nature lovers via the Mycorrhiza newsletter, the SaFungi website and by giving lectures.