Fungus Links

National organizations

British Mycological Society - The BMS represents the interests of both professional and amateur mycologists. Links to many other mycological sites from the home page. The Society publishes the journals Mycological Research (free to members) and Field Mycology.

BMS Foray Records Database (BMSFRD) Searchable database containing over half a million records of fungi submitted by individuals, BMS forays and Fungus Groups etc. By accessing this site you can rapidly ascertain useful information about any particular fungus such as the number and location of previous records, substrate and associated organism and relevant literature.      

The Bibliography of Systematic Mycology - an online searchable database run by CABI which allows the searching of mycological literature on "genus" or "author"

Plantlife  are the main agency involved in producing Fungal Biodiversity Action Plans. They also coordinate the Fungal Conservation Forum which brings together various organizations interested in fungal conservation.

Links to other wildlife groups or sites in South West England

The Devon Wildlife Trust. Long established general wildlife and conservation group serving Devon.

Quantock Nature. Devon Fungus Group member David Allen's personal website. Gives details of his programme of talks and guided walks held in East Devon and beyond plus other info.  

Links to Devon Fungus Group member pages

David Fenwick's site

David Bailey's site

General Mycology Sites

The virtual field guide - Bioimages - contains a great number of excellent photos from many branches of natural history or you can go straight to the mycology section. The site includes coverage of micro and macro fungi with many microphotographs.  

The WWW Virtual Library: Mycology - Enough links here to keep you busy for months!

The Fifth Kingdom - Exceptional site covering many aspects of mycology including classification, ecology, plant pathology, biocontrol, mycorrhizae and many others.

Fungi images on the net is an index site with links to image sources - covers mostly the larger fungi. 

Sites dedicated to specific genera or groups

Coprinus site

Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium website

Cortinarius subgenus Dermocybe website

Mycena Page     

Xylariaceae  American site which therefore includes many taxa which are not British but there is a lot of interesting material here.

 

Useful Resources

MycoRec for computerized recording of fungi. Based on MS Access, this program is freely available for Recorders and designed to interface with the BMSFRD database (see above) thereby allowing the efficient submission of records. It provides excellent preformatted reporting facilities: the foray records published in this site have been prepared using this program.

Local Fungus Groups

Fungus Group of South East Scotland
Grampian Fungus Group
 
Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Huntingdon Fungus Group
North West Fungus Group
Purbeck Fungus Group
Warwickshire Fungus Survey
West Weald (Sussex) Recording Group  

Microscopes

Brunel Microscopes

Meiji Techno UK (formally Hampshire Micro)

Dave walker's microscopy list

Specialist Book Shops

Richmond Publishing: PO Box 963, Slough SL2 3RS Tel: 01753 643104 e-mail:rpc@richmond.co.uk. Carries a large selection of new mycology books. (Note that members of the Devon Fungus Group may be able to obtain a discount on advertised purchase prices if ordered through myself).

Pendleside Books: 359 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Burnley, BB12 9QA Tel: 01282-615617. Sells new and secondhand mycology books.

Miscellaneous Commercial Links

Mycologue - mail order provider of various items for mushroom enthusiasts. 

Jayfruit - suppliers of food and mushroom products.

Tecfoods - suppliers of mushrooms and other speciality foods.

Jac by the Stowl     Sells mushroom growing kits and logs inoculated with the spawn of native and exotic species of edible fungi.

Fungi Perfecti  American company providing gourmet & medicinal mushrooms and other items for the mycophile. 


 

 

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