Useful Mycological Links


The Global Network for Taxonomy promotes taxonomic training of scientists in developing countries to decrease reliance on foreign expertise and promote knowledge of local biodiversity.


Technical keys and taxonomic resources on inky cap mushrooms (Coprinus species) are provided through this web page, still maintained despite the sad passing of their author, Kess Ulje.

Dictionary of the Fungi

The systematic arrangement of fungal genera as suggested in Ainsworth and Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi (8th edition) can be searched online.


Fungimap is an Australian project aiming to improve our understanding of the distribution of native Australian fungi. In particular the site focuses on 100 target species. The Fungimap website includes the newsletter, and provides information on the target species and other fungi of Australia.


A massive, searchable index of names of fungi, provided by CABI Bioscience (q.v.). These pages also include the classification from the Dictionary of the Fungi, Species2000, and the CABI culture collection (IMI).

Index Fungorum

This important site compiles all known fungus names and their bibliographic citations. It is based largely upon the Index of Fungi, and has been improved by many contributors.

Index Herbariorum

The online version of the Index Herbariorum can be searched and updated online courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden.

Japanese Society for Cordyceps research

A group devoted to studying the genus Cordyceps, which includes parasites of insects and false truffles (Elaphomyces spp.). In English and Japanese.

Moulds: their isolation, cultivation and identification

An online version of David Malloch's excellent guide to moulds (University of Toronto Press, 1981), complete with keys, media recipes, and illustrations of common genera. This book makes a great introduction to hyphomycetes for those with access to a microscope.


MycoBank is an on-line database aimed as a service to the mycological and scientific community by documenting mycological nomenclatural novelties (new names and combinations) and associated data, for example descriptions and illustrations.
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences.

Some commercial mushroom sites:

Fungal Photography Websites