Fungi Books and Resources

Some books and CDs about Australian fungi (including textbooks)

  • Aberdeen, JEC. (1979). Introduction to the Mushrooms, Toadstools and Larger Fungi of Queensland. Queensland Naturalists Club, Brisbane.

Bougher, N. L. (2009). Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond: A self-managed field book. Western Australian Naturalists’ Club (Inc.), Perth, Western Australia.

Perth Fungi Field Book (revised 2017) Whole
Perth Fungi Field Book (revised 2017) Part only

  • Bougher, N.L., & Syme, K. (1998). Fungi of Southern Australia. University of Western Australia Press.
  • Cole, M, Fuhrer, B & Holland, A. (1984). A Field Guide to the Common Genera of Gilled Fungi of Australia (rev. ed.). Inkata Press, Melbourne & Sydney
  • Fuhrer, B. A (2005). A Field Guide to Australian Fungi. Bloomings Books, Melbourne.
  • Fuhrer, B.A. and Robinson, R. (1992). Rainforest fungi of Tasmania and south-east Australia. (CSIRO, Melbourne.)
  • Fungimap (2001) Compendium of fungimap target species. Version 1.0 (CD-ROM).
  • Grey, P. & Grey, E. (2005). Fungi Down Under. Fungimap, Melbourne.
  • Grgurinovic, C.A. (1997). Larger fungi of South Australia. (The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium, Adelaide.)
  • Grgurinovic, C.A. (2003). The genus Mycena in south-eastern Australia. Fungal Diversity Res. Ser. 9. Fungal Diversity Press.
  • Griffiths, K. (1985). A Field Guide to the Larger Fungi of the Darling Scarp & South West of Western Australia. (Griffiths, Perth.)
  • Hood, I. (2003). An Introduction to Fungi on Wood in Queensland. (University of New England)
  • Macdonald, R. and Westerman, J. (1979). A Field Guide to Fungi of South-eastern Australia. (Thomas Nelson, Melbourne.)
  • McCann, I.R. (2003). Australian fungi illustrated. Macdown Productions, Vermont.
  • Negus, P. and Scott, J. (2006). The Magical World of Fungi. Cape to Cape Publishing, North Fremantle.
  • Robinson, R. (2003). Fungi of south west forests. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington.
  • Shepherd, C.J. and Totterdell, C.J. (1988). Mushrooms and Toadstools of Australia. (Inkata Press, Melbourne.)
  • Willis, JH. (1963). Victorian Toadstools and Mushrooms (3rd. ed.). Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne.
  • Wood, A. (1990). Australian Mushrooms and Toadstools: How to identify them (rev. ed.). New South Wales Uni Press, Sydney.
  • Young AM. (2005). A Field Guide to the Fungi of Australia. New South Wales Univ. Press, Sydney.

A helpful book series on how to identify and work with larger fungi

  • Largent, D.L. (1977a). How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus I: Macroscopic features. (Mad River Press Inc., Eureka.)
  • Largent D.L. (1977b). How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus III: Microscopic Features. (MRP Inc., Eureka.)
  • Largent D.L. and Baroni, T.J. (1988). How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus VI: Modern Genera. (MRP Inc., Eureka.)
  • Largent D.L. and Thiers, H.D. (1977). How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus II: Field ID of Genera. (MRP Inc., Eureka.)
  • Stuntz, D.E., (1977). How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus IV: Keys to Families and Genera. (MRP Inc., Eureka.)

A couple of easy-to-read books about fungi

  • Arora, D. (1986). Mushrooms Demystified. (Ten Speed Press: Berkeley.)
  • Kendrick, B. (1992). The Fifth Kingdom. (Focus Information Group Inc., Newburyport).

Growing edible fungi

  • Stamets, P. (1993). Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. (Ten Speed Press, Berkeley.)

Some of the many useful websites about fungi

  • Fungimap – A project to map the locations of Australian fungi Fungimap
  • FungiBank – online resource of information about Australia’s rich resource bank of native fungi for revegetation FungiBank