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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.


October 20 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting

Directions to the meeting are here.

Speaker:   Michael G. Wood, Co-author, California Mushrooms

Program: "California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide"

Michael Wood

Mike will present an overview of the forthcoming field guide to California mushrooms of which he is a co-author along with Dr. Dennis Desjardin and Fred Stevens. The talk will cover what the new field guide will contain; discuss the melding of nomenclature and taxonomy, morphology and phylogeny, and the problems encountered when writing such a tome; present some interesting name changes; and show beautiful photographs to represent the diversity included in the field guide.

More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page.


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