A Field Guide to Australian Fungi

A Field Guide to Australian Fungi


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A Field Guide to Australian Fungi

Author: Bruce Fuhrer

Here is a definitive field guide covering more than 500 fungi species with 548 superb colour photographs. All fungi photographed in their natural environment – many for the first time with information on fungal biology, ecology, classification, distribution, roles of fungi in nature, and spore prints.

Descriptions cover size, range, shape, habitat information as well as spore print colour, spore descriptions and a pictorial guide to groups.

A Field Guide to Australian Fungi is the culmination of many decades of field work and study and is the most comprehensive photographic field guide on Australian fungi yet published.


  • More than 500 fungus species described, including slime moulds
  • 548 superb colour photographs illustrating many fungi for the first time
  • All fungi photographed in their natural environment
  • Information on fungal biology and ecology and more
  • Illustrated guide to main groups
  • Sample of notes recording fungus data collected in the field

This is a must have resource for any nature photographer who likes to photograph fungi. It’s not really a pocket book but it’s small enough to carry with you in the field or to have on your bookshelf to refer to for identification, when you process your photos.

The table of contents includes

Introduction Pictorial guide to groups

Section 1: Basidiomycota

1.1 Fungi with simple gills

1.2 Fungi with forked gills

1.3 Fleshy pore-fungi

1.4 Coral fungi

1.4.1 Clavaria and allies

1.4.2 Ramaria and allies

1.5 Puffballs and allies

1.5.1 Simple puffballs

1.5.2 Earth Stars

1.5.3 Hard-skinned puffballs

1.5.4 Bird’s-nest fungi

1.5.5 Stalked puffballs

1.5.6 Stinkhorns

1.6 Underground or truffle-like fungi

1.7 Spine fungi

1.8 Woody pore-fungi & Bracket-fungi

1.9 Leathery shelf-fungi

1.10 Trumpet fungi

1.11 Jelly fungi

Section 2: Ascomycota Section

Section 3: Myxomycotas


Further reading


ISBN: 9781876473518


Audience: General Format:

Paperback Language: English

Number Of Pages: 360

Published: 1st September 2011 (revised edition)

Publisher: Bloomings Books Pty Ltd

Country of Publication: AU

Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.3 Weight (kg): 0.82

1 review for A Field Guide to Australian Fungi

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rob Bowland

    Fascinating reading with lots of photos to identify different species. Great book overall.

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