Mushroom Hunting In Zimbabwe

Sharp, Cathy
March 2014
African Hunter Magazine;2014, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p27
The article features southern African mushroom varieties confined to miombo woodland, characterized by being orange, red or yellow in colour, with a sweet, fruity scent, and presents photographs of the Cantherellus species including C. platyphyllus, C. symoensii, and C. heinemannianus.


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