Mushrooms are mysterious, beautiful organisms that appear in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes – from microscopic to over a metre wide. They are abundant worldwide, and South Africa alone has an estimated minimum of 171 500 species. This new edition of 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. Each entry includes: full-colour photographs; informative accounts with distinguishing characteristics highlighted; edibility at a glance. Easy to use and compact, this guide will prove invaluable to foragers and nature lovers. Sales points: over 125 mushroom species; clear, full-colour photographs; concise information on habitat, distribution, size and characteristic features; edibility at a glance; handy, pocket-sized introduction to mushrooms.