Free downloadable guides and identification charts
Several local councils, government agencies, and community groups have published free local fungi identification charts:
Fungi of the Illawarra brochure – Shell Harbor Council
A Guide to common fungi of the Hunter-Central Rivers Region – NSW Government Hunter Local Land Services
Fungi of the Central Tablelands and Central West NSW – NSW Government Local Land Services
Fungi in Australia 7 part downloadable e-book – Field Naturalists’ Club of Victoria
A little Field Guide to West Brisbane Fungi – Wolston and Centenary Catchments
Queensland’s Stinkhorns poster and Queensland’s Stinkhorns species descriptions – Queensland Mycological Society
Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond: a self-managed field book – West Australian Naturalists’ Club
A Guide to Macrofungi in the Shire of Denmark, Mt Hallowell & Wilson Inlet Foreshore Reserves – Shire of Denmark
Fungus Factsheets – WA Parks and Wildlife Service
Fungi of the Adelaide Hills identification chart – SA Government Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM
Find our Fungi! ID chart – SA Government Murray Darling Basin NRM
The following resources have been created by Rose Dow and Richard Geytenbeek from South Australia, for use in a school context:
The SA Government Murray Darling Basin NRM and Fungimap have also put together a great series of fungi videos for use with children:
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 (2), 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
State of the World’s Fungi Symposium 2018 Report – a must read!
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.
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
Adelaide University – Mycology Online
BBC Earth: The whimsical world of waxcaps
mycobank international online database
Encyclopaedia of Life, fungi section