A survey and description of all the Corticiaceae s. l. recorded up to the present day in Italy. In addition all the corticoid fungi present in Europe and adjacent areas (882 species) have been listed and keyed out, with the exception of the tomentelloid fungi. Specimens from Italy (453 species) have been described and illustrated, and keys and comments to all known species in Europe have been provided. Descriptions are concise and line – drawings show mainly hymenial or differential characters, which should allow a correct identification.
Fungi Europaei, Volume 12, Corticiaceae s.l. is completed by a paragraph on ecology of the Corticiaceae and an extensive glossary in black and white to make this easy to read for both professional and amateur mycologists.
English text, English keys to species, English/Italian keys to genera