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'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 and other projects which support the aims of the fund.

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 2019).

• 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 and we hope to announce the final 32 species!:

AGARICS Amanita arenaria [=Torrendia arenaria] CUPS & DISCS Aleuria rhenana
AGARICS Amanita austroviridis group CUPS & DISCS Aleurina ferruginea [=Jafneadelphus ferrugineus]
AGARICS Asterophora mirabilis CUPS & DISCS Scutellinia scutellata group
AGARICS Cortinarius austroalbidus FALSE TRUFFLES Gymnogaster boletoides
AGARICS Cortinarius sublargus JELLIES Heterotextus peziziformis group [including Heterotextus miltinus]
AGARICS Hypholoma brunneum LASCHIOIDS Favolaschia calocera
AGARICS Roridomyces (Mycena) austrororida  LICHENS Badimiella pteridophila [=Badimiella serusiauxii]
AGARICS Simocybe phlebophora LICHENS Xanthoparmelia semiviridis [=Chondropsis semiviridis]
BIRD’S NESTS Sphaerobolus stellatus PINS Chlorovibrissea bicolor
BOLETES Laccocephalum hartmannii PINS Vibrissea dura
BOLETES Phlebopus marginatus POLYPORES Aurantiporus pulcherrimus [=Tyromyces pulcherrimus]
CHANTERELLES Helvella chinensis POLYPORES Hexagonia vesparia [=H. gunnii]
    POLYPORES Laetiporus portentosus [=Piptoporus portentosus]
CRUSTS, CUSHIONS, BALLS AND FLASKS Annulohypoxylon bovei [=Hypoxylon bovei] POLYPORES Neolentiporus maculatissimus
CRUSTS, CUSHIONS, BALLS AND FLASKS Hypoxylon howeianum SLIME MOULDS Fuligo septica
CRUSTS, CUSHIONS, BALLS AND FLASKS Neobarya agaricicola [=Barya agaricicola] SMOOTH or WRINKLED FUNGI Cotylidia undulata

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