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Fungimap is excited to announce 'sponsor a species': your opportunity to be a part of Australian fungal history!

Fungimappers are busy working towards publishing a second edition of Fungimap's highly successful field guide to Australian fungi, Fungi Down Under. This project involves hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of volunteer time to identify and record the species, convert this data into maps, describe the species, source the images and manage the project, etc. We're offering Fungimappers the opportunity to donate to the Austral Fungi Fund which will help us publish the book.

Species are avialable for sponsorship, these are from the first edition of Fungi Down Under and an additional 100 species that will be published in Fungi Down Under 2. Many of these species can be seen on our online field guide.

Your donation as part of Sponsor a species supports the Austral Fungi Fund. The AFF supports the work of Fungimap in advancing knowledge and conservation of Australian fungi, such as through publication of field guides, organising training workshops and preparing submissions that assist public policy development. Fungimap will be pleased to acknowledge your donation in the following ways:

• Acknowledgement of your donation in the print and, if relevant, e-book editions of Fungi Down Under 2. Your donation will also be acknowledged in the Fungi Down Under Online Field Guide, and in the Fungimap Newsletter.

• An A4 certificate of appreciation, and also a proof of the A5 page of the species that has been sponsored once the hard copy book is printed (expected to be in 2016).

• A tax invoice detailing your tax deductible contribution to the Austral Fungi Fund.

Please note only individuals and not-for-profit groups are eligible for their Sponsor a Species donation to be tax-deductible. Businesses can still Sponsor a Species, but the donation would not be tax deductible.

For all questions, please contact us.

 Many of the species are avialable for sponsorship through our online shop. A list of all the currently available species are listed below, please contact us directly if a species is not yet in the shop:

AGARICS Agaricus xanthodermus CUPS & DISCS Aleuria rhenana
AGARICS Amanita arenaria [=Torrendia arenaria] CUPS & DISCS Aleurina ferruginea [=Jafneadelphus ferrugineus]
AGARICS Amanita armeniaca CUPS & DISCS Ascocoryne sarcoides
AGARICS Amanita austroviridis group CUPS & DISCS Banksiamyces macrocarpus
AGARICS Asterophora mirabilis CUPS & DISCS Chlorociboria aeruginascens group
AGARICS Bolbitius vitellinus CUPS & DISCS Cookeina insititia [=Boedijnopeziza insititia, Microstoma insititium]
AGARICS Cantharellus concinnus CUPS & DISCS Cookeina tricholoma
AGARICS Cortinarius austroalbidus CUPS & DISCS Poronia erici
AGARICS Cortinarius sublargus CUPS & DISCS Scutellinia scutellata group
AGARICS Descolea recedens group [includes Descolea maculata] FALSE TRUFFLES Gymnogaster boletoides
AGARICS Hebeloma aminophilum group JELLIES Heterotextus peziziformis group [including Heterotextus miltinus]
AGARICS Hypholoma brunneum JELLIES Tremella mesenterica group 
AGARICS Inocybe violaceocaulis LASCHIOIDS Favolaschia calocera
AGARICS Marasmius elegans LICHENS Badimiella pteridophila [=Badimiella serusiauxii]
AGARICS Marasmius oreades LICHENS Chrysothrix candellaris
AGARICS Mycena leaiana  LICHENS Xanthoparmelia semiviridis [=Chondropsis semiviridis]
AGARICS Oudemansiella radicata group MORELS Morchella esculenta group
AGARICS Pleurotus australis PINS Chlorovibrissea bicolor
AGARICS Roridomyces (Mycena) austrororida  PINS Vibrissea dura
AGARICS Simocybe phlebophora POLYPORES Aurantiporus pulcherrimus [=Tyromyces pulcherrimus]
AGARICS Volvopluteus gloiocephalus (Volvariella speciosa) POLYPORES Gloeophyllum concentricum
BIRD’S NESTS Sphaerobolus stellatus POLYPORES Hexagonia vesparia [=H. gunnii]
BOLETES Austroboletus lacunosus group [including Austroboletus occidentalis] POLYPORES Laetiporus portentosus [=Piptoporus portentosus]
BOLETES Boletus edulis POLYPORES Microporus affinis
BOLETES Laccocephalum hartmannii POLYPORES Neolentiporus maculatissimus
BOLETES Phlebopus marginatus POLYPORES Panellus (Dictyopanus) pusillus
BRACKETES Piptoporus australiensis PUFFBALLS Calostoma fuhreri
CHANTERELLES Craterellus cornucopioides PUFFBALLS Calostoma fuscum
CHANTERELLES Helvella chinensis RUSTS Uromyces politus
CLUBS Cordyceps hawkesii SMOOTH or WRINKLED FUNGI Auricularia delicata group
CLUBS Underwoodia beatonii SMOOTH or WRINKLED FUNGI Cotylidia undulata
CORALS Clavaria amoena [=Clavulinopsis amoena] SMOOTH or WRINKLED FUNGI Cymatoderma elegans 
CRUSTS, CUSHIONS, BALLS AND FLASKS Annulohypoxylon bovei [=Hypoxylon bovei] SMOOTH or WRINKLED FUNGI Stereum ostrea
CRUSTS, CUSHIONS, BALLS AND FLASKS Hypocreopsis amplectans (sp. ‘Nyora’) STINKHORNS Claustula fischeri
CRUSTS, CUSHIONS, BALLS AND FLASKS Hypoxylon howeianum SLIME MOULDS Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
CRUSTS, CUSHIONS, BALLS AND FLASKS Neobarya agaricicola [=Barya agaricicola] SLIME MOULDS Fuligo septica
TOOTH FUNGI Beenakia dacostae SLIME MOULDS Lycogala epidendrum



Online Field Guide is back!

After a long absence, the Fungimap Online Field Guide to all of the current target fungi species is now back online. 

Click here to go the Online Field Guide.

There are still some species where we either do not have a good photograph of the taxa, or for which we do not have appropriate Creative Commons copyright licensing to use the photo online, but we will be aiming to ensure that every species has at least one representative photo over the coming months. If you have a photo which you would like to contribute, you can email it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to assign Creative Commons Attribute-Share-Alike status to any images you submit to us so that we can post them online.

Thanks for all of your cooperation and assistance and I hope you find this a useful resource.


Fungimap VII Conference


Rawson Village hosted the seventh biennial Fungimap Conference in May 2013. The conference was jointly organised by Fungimap and the Field Naturalists’ Club of Victoria (FNCV) in order to both raise awareness and build community capacity in appreciating, identifying and recording fungi.

The Conference included a Day of Talks, a weekend of forays and workshops on a diverse range of topics, and a full day foray to Tarra Bulga National Park. Additional activities included a Trivia Night, a Celebratory Dinner, the Fungimap Choir, Fungimap Target Species Bingo and a Silent Auction.

The Conference was highly successful, attracting over 80 participants including students, educators, researchers, government employees, field naturalists, land managers and environmental consultants.

With seven forays organised each morning, participants made 791 observational records of fungi during the conference, of which 245 were identified only to genus level, 30 taxa were “unknown”, and the remainder of 515 records were identified to species level. Additionally, approximately 2,000 photographs were taken and submitted to the Fungimap Images Database, and 25 collections were made for the National Herbarium of Victoria.


Click on the links below to go directly to the list of records for that foray, or alternatively download the full list of records by clicking here (Excel spreadsheet).





Saturday, May 25 2013 Ed and Pat Grey Seninis Track Camping Ground
Saturday, May 25 2013 Richard Robinson Mushroom Rocks Track
Saturday, May 25 2013 Pam Catcheside Eastern Tyers River camp site/picnic area (O'Sheas Mill)
Saturday, May 25 2013 Sapphire McMullan-Fisher Rawson After Fire
Saturday, May 25 2013 Jurrie Hubregtse Old Steel Bridge Walking Track
Saturday, May 25 2013 Paul George Walhalla Rail Trail
Saturday, May 25 2013 Tom May Beech Gully Nature Trail
Sunday, May 26 2013 Richard Robinson Australian Alps Walking Track, off Mt Erica Road
Sunday, May 26 2013 Simone Louwhoff Mushroom Rocks Track
Sunday, May 26 2013 Sapphire McMullan-Fisher Walhalla Rail Trail – Coopers Creek Road
Sunday, May 26 2013 Thelma and Phillip Bridle Walhalla Railway Reserve, Erica
Sunday, May 26 2013 Sarah Lloyd Happy Jack Track
Sunday, May 26 2013 Jurrie and Virgil Hubregtse Gravel Dump near Erica
Sunday, May 26 2013 Ed and Pat Grey Mountain Monarchs Walk
Monday, May 27 2013 Thelma and Phillip Bridle Ash Track to Fern Gully, Tarra-Bulga National Park
Monday, May 27 2013 Sapphire McMullan-Fisher Forest Track, Tarra-Bulga National Park
Monday, May 27 2013 Tom May Scenic Track, Tarra-Bulga National Park
Monday, May 27 2013 Tom May Suspension Bridge & Scenic Track, Tarra-Bulga National Park
Monday, May 27 2013 Sarah Lloyd Suspension Bridge Walk, Tarra-Bulga National Park
Monday, May 27 2013 Pam Catcheside Tarra-Bulga National Park
Monday, May 27 2013 Richard Robinson Tarra-Bulga National Park

Notable Records

Notable records included Chlorovibrissea bicolor, a very rare fungus often found growing nearby flowing water; Leucopaxillus lilacinus which is quite rare; Cortinarius perfetens (formerly in the genus Rozites) and Laccaria sp. A which are both only found with Nothofagus; Craterellus cornucopiodes and Mycena toyerlaricola which are both restricted to cool temperate rainforest; and Podohydnangium australe which was collected for the National Herbarium of Victoria and is a rare truffle-like species.




Mycena 132 16.69%
Laccaria 31 3.92%
Unknown 30 3.79%
Hypholoma 27 3.41%
Cortinarius 24 3.03%
Marasmius 24 3.03%
Russula 22 2.78%
Crepidotus 18 2.28%
Collybia 16 2.02%
Psathyrella 16 2.02%
Stereum 16 2.02%
Gymnopilus 14 1.77%
Entoloma 11 1.39%
Ganoderma 11 1.39%
Other   50.44%

Most Common Species


Mycena cystidiosa 17
Collybia eucalyptorum 14
Mycena interrupta 14
Hypholoma fasciculare 13
Stereum ostrea 11
Heterotextus peziziformis 9
Mycena kuurkacea 9
Mycena kurramulla 8
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum 8
Ascocoryne sarcoides 7
Bisporella citrina 6
Crepidotus variabilis 6
Ganoderma australe 6
Lactarius eucalypti 6
Mycena epipterygia group 6

















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