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Fungimap Events in northern Tasmania 2016

Tasmania, particularly the myrtle beech forests of the Tarkine, are hotspot of fungal diversity. Fungimap has had several expeditions to the Tarkine that have contributed to understanding of Australian Fungi. However it is obvious there is so much more to do in Tasmania! We plan return May 2016 to conduct four days of educational activities followed by a Mycological Expedition to the Tarkine based at Waratah.

You can help support these events in a number of ways:
• Sponsor the event – please contact us
• Donate to the crowd source campaign – Feb 2016
• Attend public events May 2016

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Sponsor a species


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 2018).

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



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.


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