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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.


May 18 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting


Please see the Directions page for an important update regarding a changed access route to the Times-Mirror Meeting Room.

Speaker:  Rick Kerrigan, Ph.D., Director of Research, Sylvan, Inc. 

Program: "Astonishing and remarkable Agaricus of Southern California and environs"


Rick Kerrigan

I'll try to present Agaricus in a framework that puts the genus into a context while offering ways to see into the history of relationships among groups of species, to help folks make practical headway into identifying species. I'll use examples of species primarily from Southern California and the Southwest. There will be some sidebars about speciation, nomenclature, DNA-sequence-based phylogeny, etc.


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