Agarics or Gill bearing Fungi 18Agarics or Gill bearing Fungi 19Agarics or Gill bearing Fungi 20

UR introductory description of the Amanita presents the most perfect botanical type of a large division of the fungus tribe, the Agaricaceae, or gill-bearing mushrooms, one of the two great orders of fungi which include the large majority of edible species.

A brief consideration of the general classification of fungi will not be out of place at the head of this chapter.