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Book “Riisikad” (The genus Lactarius in Estonia)


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Author: Kuulo Kalamees

Published in 2011 by the University of Tartu Press, 187 pages, hardback

Compiler Kuulo Kalamees

Dimensions: 27 × 19 cm

NB! The book is in Estonian mostly.

5 in stock

5 in stock


Language: Estonian with bilingual key in English and Estonian and short English descriptions

The first volume of the series Eesti Elurikkus (Estonian Biodiversity) the aim of which is to publish monographic reviews of plant taxa found in Estonia. Instead of a complete encyclopedia of the more than 25,000 plant species found in Estonia, this is a series in which Estonian plant groups are treated family-wise by a specialist. The books will be based on the principle that their content should be scientifically correct, but also easy to use for nature lovers.

Volume 1 contains 60 species belonging to the mushroom genus Lactarius, commonly known as milk-caps, found in Estonia, and gives original descriptions and colour images, showing the ecology and distribution. A further 22 species that may be present are briefly described in Estonian and English. The book also briefly covers the methods used to determine characteristics and the specialized vocabulary.