The Deck of Mushrooms

An illustrated field guide to fascinating fungi
By Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher


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About The Deck of Mushrooms

From those you can forage to the bizarre, this deck is an introduction to fifty of the hidden kingdom’s most interesting mushrooms.

Mushrooms have existed for millennia, which can make it overwhelming to dip into mycology. Used throughout human history for food, medicine, and expanding the consciousness, fungi have shaped the planet and the past, appearing everywhere from fairy tales and health food stores to The X-Files.

There’s an entire universe of fungi, much of which is yet to be discovered. To teach you about the basics, The Deck of Mushrooms features fifty types, including:

  • Ghost fungus
  • Spectacular rustgill
  • Sky-blue pinkgill
  • Trooping crumble cap
  • Pink oyster mushroom
  • Parrot waxcap
  • Jack-o’-Lantern
  • Wine-cap stopharia
  • Golden-scruffy collybia
  • And velvet foot

On each of these fifty beautifully illustrated cards, learn about a different fungi’s habitats, their uses, and their history to become an expert in mycology.

Book details

Publication date
April 2023 ()
April 2023 (US)
March 2023 (UK)
135 mm × 95 mm
51 pages

About the author

Dr. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher is a fungal ecologist.