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Seen a fungus? Want to contribute to ecological knowledge and long term conservation programs? Then submit the details of your sighting to Fungimap.

Fungimap maintains the National Australian Fungimap Database (NAFD) containing over 100,000 records and 6,500 images of fungi from over 700 contributors nationwide. This valuable resource is used for research, conservation, and policy purposes and has been provided to the Australian National Heritage Assessment Tool (ANHAT), state and Commonwealth environment agencies, and the Atlas of Living Australia.

You can download our record form if you have seen multiple fungi, or, send the following information along with any photos you might have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Species name (or your best guess - check out Fungi Down Under online to have a go)

  • Location: using Lat/Long or GPS AND a text description, e.g. along the Egernia walking track at Mt Nebo, QLD

  • Date seen

  • Photographic details: file name of the relevant photo (if submitting more than one record) and the permission you would like to grant to Fungimap in relation to the image (see below)

  • Habitat,e.g. garden, rainforest, eucalypt woodland, nearest tree

  • Substrate (what is it growing on)e.g. Tree trunk (species?)/ fallen log (species?)/ on soil/ Other significant details

Submitting Observational Records

Records of fungi are welcome, from anywhere in Australia. You can download a current version of the submission here in either Word form 1 or the preferred Excel format2.

1 The word format is simple and is great for getting started recording the fungi you see.

2 Using the spreadsheet helps us get information into the database and if you are at the same site you can simply copy the shared data and just update a few of the fields like species, substrate and other specific details. Note: Orange fields necessary data. Blue fields are preferred data, only need one type where there are alternatives. Grey fields are hidden and are for Fungimap Use Only.

Please also read our policy on the collection and use of your personal information.

Submitting Photos with Records

The default status for any image submitted to Fungimap is that the copyright holder does not grant any license for Fungimap to use or publish the image, and the image is submitted only for the purposes of supporting the identification of species observed in records. As part of the identification process we may want to zoom into the image to see details. To facilitate identification please send in images that are of 300 dpi and submitted in at least 8 cm (302 pixels).

However, images of fungi are incredibly useful in supporting our aims of promoting the conservation of fungi and of providing opportunities for sharing and learning to people with an interest in Australian macrofungi. Fungimap produces educational content such as field guides, the Fungimap website, our newsletter, and published field guides and CD-Roms where detailed, beautiful, and interesting pictures of fungi are absolutely essential. Many photographers who submit their images to Fungimap do so in order that they may be included in these products and shared with others who are passionate to learn about Australian fungi. For these purposes, Fungimap accepts images submitted in accordance with several Creative Commons copyright options, as detailed below.You may indicate which Creative Commons copyright status applies to your image by completing the form below and submitting it with your images, or copying the appropriate text into the email when you send it to us.

You may wish to have all images treated the same, or, you may indicate a different copyright treatment for each of your images by using the following statement, along with your signature and the date:

“I agree to grant a ______ copyright license to Fungimap Inc for all my photographs OR the photographic image attached/enclosed.” Example: “I agree to grant aCreative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike3.0copyright license to Fungimap Inc for the photographic image attached/enclosed.”

If you do not advise us of a Creative Commons copyright to apply, we will use your images only internally to support species identification in observational records. You can request details from us at any time of the photographs and/or records that we hold from you, or the details of the copyright associated with any of your images. Please download copyright licence form

About Creative Commons Copyright Options

With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow Fungimap Inc to copy and distribute your work (in newsletters or online, for example) provided we give you credit (according to the Attribution you have specified above). The full legal text of these licenses can be found at: .

The following table explains the difference between the three Creative Commons Licences


Can Share — Fungimap can copy, distribute and put the image online for others to use and share also.

Can Remix — Fungimap can adapt the work to crop, resize, or change the color saturation of the image, for example.

Can make Commercial Use — Fungimap can publish the image in products that it sells.

Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike




Creative Commons - Non-commercial - Share Alike



NO: Noncommercial — Fungimap may not publish the image in books or other products that it sells.

Creative Commons - Attribution - No Derivative Works


NO: No Derivative Works — Fungimap may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. Must be published exactly as it is.

Yes, but only in its original form.

No Copyright (ID purposes only)

NO, NO and NO: Fungimap will not share, remix, or publish the image in any form, and will retain a digital copy for identification of the sighting only.


Note: Orange fields necessary data. Blue fields are preferred data, only need one type where there are alternatives. Grey fields are hidden and are for Fungimap Use Only.



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