Do you have a fungi-related query such as finding out the name of a fungus that you have found growing, or whether a certain fungus is poisonous? Please read our FAQ's.
Asking for an Identification
Volunteers aim to respond to emails requesting an identification within 10 business days, but this can take longer during the wet seasons when the number of enquiries increase. Please give us as much information as possible when asking for an identification, including where the fungus was found growing, what it was growing in (examples: soil, dung, on wood), and in-focus photographs if possible showing characteristics such as the spore-bearing surface (such as the gills underneath the cap, if applicable), the stem (if any), the top of the cap, etc. Please note that it may not be possible to identify a fungus to species-level based on photographs alone.
If you have an urgent identification query you can contact the Identification Services of your state herbarium, or the Identification Services of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Please note that there may be fees for these services).
c/o Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Private Bag 2000
South Yarra Victoria 3141
Telephone: (03) 9252 2374
While visitors are welcome at the Fungimap offices, please contact us first to schedule an appointment to confirm that staff will be available to meet with you.