Refs & links


Fungi Down Under: the Fungimap Guide to Australian Fungi, Pat Grey & Ed Grey, published Fungimap & Royal Botanic Gardens published 2005, reprinted 2010 (available in shop)

Australian subtropical fungi, authors McMullan-Fisher, Sapphire, Leonard, Patrick, Guard, Frances, published by Suncoast Fungi 2014, reprinted 2016 by Fungimap (available in shop)

Where the slime mould creeps – the fascinating world of myxomycetes, Lloyd, Sarah, printed 2014, reprinted 2015 and revised 2018 (available in shop)

A LITTLE BOOK OF CORALS (REVISION 3) 2018, Pat & Ed Grey Has descriptions and photographs of 39 species including 5 new: Clavicorona taxophila, Clavulina tasmanica, Ramaria pyrispora, Ramaria watlingii and Samaria samuelsii.  Also a Coral Fungi description sheet (downloadable free).

A field guide to the fungi of Australia, Young, A M, published University of NSW Press, 2005, reprinted 2010

A field guide to Australian Fungi, Fuhrer, B A, published Bloomings Books 2009, reprinted 2011

The magical world of fungi, Negus, Patricia, author with notes by Richard Robinson & Jane Scott, Cape to Cape Publishing 2006, reprinted 2014 (Beautifully illustrated in watercolour.)

Australian fungi illustrated, McCann, I R, published McDown Productions 2003

Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond – free downloadable field guide for WA fungi published by the WA Field Naturalists


State of the World’s Fungi Symposium 2018 Report – a must read!


Australasian Mycological Society Field Naturalists Club of Victoria – extensive section of website for identification of fungi

Part 1 “Introduction” introduces you to Fungi In Australia and also to the Kingdom Fungi. Part 2 “Ascomycota: Pezizomycotina” contains the descriptions of ascomycetes. Part 3 “Basidiomycota: Agaricomycotina : I” contains the order Agaricales, which includes most of the gilled fungi. Part 4 “Basidiomycota: Agaricomycotina : II” contains the rest of the orders that make up Agaricomycotina, which are predominantly species of non-gilled fungi. Parts 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 comprise the “Photographic Guides”, which can be used in the field to assist in the identification process.

And a downloadable Photographic Guide

Queensland Mycological Society

Sarah Lloyd Searching for slime moulds in northern Tasmania – a beautiful website with lots of photos and information on this subject.

Western Australian Field Naturalists – Fungi Study Group

Australian National Herbarium section on fungi

Fungi on flickr

Fungal Network of New Zealand

NZ Nature Watch fungi presentation – grid based photographs with title that shows when you hover mouse.

Wanaaki Whenua Landcare Research NZ


British Mycological Society First Nature UK

Fungus Conservation Trust UK

State of the World’s Fungi Report 2018

BBC Nature: In Pictures, A Kingdom of ColourImages on the BBC Nature website of Fungi in glorious colours. UK Fungus Day (6 Oct 2018)

Roy E. Halling, New York Botanical Gardens, Curator of Mycology, Institute of Systematic Botany Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1980 Specialty: Agaricales and Boletales (mushrooms, puffballs and related groups)
Mycoweb – Fungi of California

Asian Mycological Society

Mycological Society of America

International Mycological Society

mycobank international online database

European Mycological Society

International Mycorrhiza Society

Encyclopaedia of Life, fungi section