. The mushroom book. A popular guide to the identification and study of our commoner Fungi, with special emphasis on the edible varieties. Mushrooms; Cookery (Mushrooms); cbk. Clavaria with spores on spines ble, and those fungi which are dangerous because of their re- semblance to edible species. Remembering that toadstools, puffballs, and brackets all start from spores ; that all have the tangled thread - like plants, seeking the dark; that they all have the spore recep- tacle in the light, and bear their spores on club-like cells, one can readily understand their be- ing put in one group. With a few exceptions not necessary for us to consider, all the higher fungi naturally divide into two groups—pouch-fungi (Gasteromycetes), which conceal their spores in a definite rind, or peridium, as the puffballs do ; and membrane fungi (Hymenomycetes), now called Agari- cales, which bear their spores exposed on the surface of gills, pores, spines, or teeth, as the garden mushrooms, the Boleti, the Clavarias, and the Hydnums. Section of Hydnum, to show teeth H. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Marshall, Nina L. (Nina Lovering). New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.