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...

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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...

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ABC must listen

ABC must listen

On 14/9 the Science Show ran a marvellous program – WOMAdelaide’s Planet Talks: Magic of Mushrooms and our good friend, Dr Alison Pouliot was on the panel. Fungi’s uses are staggering, from life-saving drugs to new building materials, green...

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FDU2 Maps – help needed

FDU2 Maps – help needed

Fungi Down Under 2 will include species maps and, in the lead up to publication, we want to identify gaps in the currently known distribution or any dots that look to be in the wrong place to make the final maps as accurate as possible. Test maps have been pr...

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Fungimap moving to iNaturalist

Fungimap moving to iNaturalist

Mapping observations of fungi has always been a core objective of Fungimap. Initially, recorders sent in records by mail, then email, and now there is also an on-line form on the Fungimap website, or recorders can submit records via a spreadsheet. Records are ...

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