Mushrooms of the Gulf Coast States: A Field Guide to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida by Alan E. Bessette, Arleen F. Bessette & David P. Lewis
Finally - a thorough and elegant reference book for us Floridians! The Bessette’s are among the most credible and respected mushroom reference book authors, filling a major mycological gap in the Southeastern US. If there is a single book you will need in your collection, it is this! Specific to our area, well-organized, and elegantly presented.
Our most recommended book for Florida mushroom identification!
"The weather patterns and topography of America's Gulf Coast create favorable growing conditions for thousands of species of mushrooms, but the complete region has generally gone unchartered when it comes to mycology. Mushrooms of the Gulf Coast States at last delivers an in-depth, high-quality, user-friendly field guide, featuring more than 1,000 common and lesser-known species—some of which are being illustrated in color for the first time.
Using easily identifiable characteristics and a color key, the authors enable anyone, whether amateur mushroom hunter or professional mycologists, to discern and learn about the numerous species of fungi in this region."