Referring to the author’s own words (A monograph of Cantharelloid fungi, 1966: 2) one is perfectly justified in qualifying the present book as “another need ... fulfilled.” It is a rare accomplishment for a botanist, after having spent a full life in the tropics and occupying himself there with a variety of subjects, to offer the mycological world his third monograph. The author is to be congratulated on the completion of this work.