Fire and our fungi

Fire and our fungi

The bushfire crisis this summer in Australia has had an immense impact on many of our unique areas of ecological significance. We’ve all seen the harrowing images of our much-loved fauna suffering as a result of these unprecedented fires, with as many as 800...

Read more

Australian fungi included on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Australian fungi included on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Tom May, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Earlier this month, 51 species of fungi were formally added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, as a result of assessments carried out at the Australasian Fungi Red List Workshop held in Melbourne in July. This i...

Read more

Myco-news from afar

Myco-news from afar

A report from the Pacific Northwest Key Council Meeting, Trout Lake, Washington By Alison Pouliot Daniel E. Stuntz (1909-1983) was an American mycologist known for his work with Inocybe and other agaric genera and for developing an extensive fungal herbarium a...

Read more

Deadly Poison Fire Coral fungus found near Cairns

Deadly Poison Fire Coral fungus found near Cairns

The Guardian reports that one of the world’s most deadly fungi Podostroma cornu-damae  or Poison Fire Coral has been found in rainforest near Cairns. Fungimapper Ray Palmer says he first observed the fungus in 2016, with additional sightings in April an...

Read more

Fungal networks spreading further

Fungal networks spreading further

It was exciting to receive the recent newsletters of the Bendigo Field Naturalists Club, Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club and the Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat and see fungi featuring prominently on the first pages. Field Nats have, of course, always be...

Read more