Smith, W.G., 1908
Synopsis of British Basidiomycetes
An early monograph covering our entire basidiomycete mycota based on the Friesian classification. Keys to families and genera, and partial keys to species. Each genus starts with an outline drawing.
The book is based on the preparatory notes for creating and displaying a large permanent exhibition of coloured drawings at the British Museum (now the Natural History Museum.)
Mainly useful now for the translations of the scientific names.
||British Museum (Natural History) (BM (NH))
||All the native British species and introduced species that grow outdoors, plus the more frequent species of heated greenhouses, as known at the time.
||Line drawings in the text plus mono-coloured plates at the back showing the Friesian classification.
||In the Hand (also useful to examine with x8 or x10 hand lens).