Mushrooms of Hawaii

Don Hemmes will give an illustrated lecture on mushrooms and other fleshy fungi found in the Hawaiian Islands.  Edible species such as the “blewit”, “oyster mushrooms”, “sulfur shelves” and Hawaiian morels will be shown.  Also, poisonous species such as the deadly marbled Amanita and toxic “green-spored parasol” will be shown.   

You will learn about fascinating fungi such as bracket fungi, puffballs, earthstars, bird’s nest fungi, and stinkhorns.  Dr. Hemmes is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo where he taught for over 40 years.  He served as President of the Mycological Society of America and is co-author of the field guide “Mushrooms of Hawai’i” with Dr. Dennis Desjardin of San Francisco State University.  Please feel free to bring mushrooms for identification.

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-07-2020 4:30 pm
Event End Date 01-07-2020 5:30 pm
Location Mountain View Public Library

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