Agaricales of Costa Rican Quercus forests
A comprehensive, ongoing floristic study of the mushrooms (Agaricales) of montane oak forests in Costa Rica, including data on biodiversity and annotated color images. Keys to various genera are provided. Interactive keys to species of Leccinum and Phylloporus are available for users of DELTA software (q.v.).
Arizona Mushroom Club (USA)
A mushroom club for the residents of Arizona, USA. The pages include Scott Bates' images of mushrooms from Nicaragua, morel information, and information on edible and poisonous Arizona mushrooms.
Basidiomycetes of the Greater Antilles
This project aims to create a baseline inventory of the Basidiomycetes of the Greater Antilles, a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. The study area includes Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and also some islands of the Lesser Antilles: St. John and the US Virgin Islands. These web pages include some nice photographs of mushrooms and their allies, and keys to selected genera. D.J. Lodge, T.J. Baroni, L. Ryvarden, and K.K. Nakasone are the principal investigators.
An organic mushroom farm and spawn supplier (Germany).
Boletes of California
An online version of The Boletes of California, by H.D. Thiers (1975). Includes keys and species descriptions. Made available through Myko Web (q.v.).
A searchable database of over 2,700 species of fungi recorded in Brazil by A.C. Batista and his co-workers between 1950 and the late 1970s.
Butterflies of the Soil
The Great Smokies National Park Fungus ATBI (All-Taxa Biological Inventory) is affectionately called "Butterflies of the Soil." The web site documents its progress.
Champilor: le monde des champignons en Lorraine
Mushrooms of Lorraine, France are illustrated on this clever site.
A WWW adaptation of Roy Halling's 1983 monograph entitled "A revision of Collybia sensu lato in the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada." The site includes an online key and index to taxa in Collybia, Rhodocollybia, and Gymnopus.
Another site for Colorado Mushroom Identification and Reference.
Colorado Mycological Society
Website of the CMS and its newsletter, Spores Afield.
Comparative studies on the macrofungi of China and eastern North America
Qiuxin Wu and Greg Mueller document fungi which have disjunct distributions in China and eastern North America.
Technical keys and taxonomic resources on inky cap mushrooms (Coprinus species) are provided through this web page, which also includes a downloadable mushroom identification program.
Cryptogams in Depth
Fred M. Rhoades maintains this collection of 3-dimensional images of fungi, myxomycetes, bryophytes, and lichens from Washington, USA.
David Fischer's Web Pages
Dave Fischer's pages provide plentiful information on Dave's books and the mushrooms of northeastern North America. Here too you can find the Real Answers about mushrooms through his "Mushroom Basics" guide and some tall tales of mushroomery.
David Work Mushroom Photography
A photo gallery of beautifully captured mushrooms of the Mid Hudson Valley, New York
Anecdotes, tidbits, and useful information about mushrooms (in German).
Digital Exsiccate of Fungi
The developing Digital Exsiccate Pages provide thorough descriptions of genera and species of fungi with illustrations and keys to species. They are an impressive effort of the mycology program at University T?bingen in Germany and the University of G?teborg, Sweden.
Dutch Mushroom Photographs
A collection of color images of mushrooms taken in The Netherlands by L. Vermeer.
Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: a field to kitchen guide
A mushroom field guide by D.W. Fischer and A.E. Bessette.
Evolution of Morel Mushrooms
Gary Novak's offbeat theory of morel evolution from yeasts is presented on these pages along with his observations of morel physiology.
Forest Mycology and Mycorrhiza Research Team
Corvallis, Oregon, USA
The Western Montana Mycological Association maintains this nice site. It includes photos of Montana mushrooms, recipes, an oyster mushroom cultivation project, a mushroom "trunk" for teachers, a morel information site, and information on the WMMA's current activities.
Fungi Images on the Net
A metadirectory of the many images of fungi to be found on the internet.
George Barron's website
Thsi website includes some lovely images of fungi, including Entomophthora, Spinellus, and some nematode parasites. It also includes information on Barron's book "Mushrooms of Northeast North America" (in Canada entitled "Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada").
Greg Thorn's web pages
HoHome (web pages devoted to Hohenbuehelia, a cute pleurotoid mushroom), images of tropical fungi, and a description of Dr. Thorn's research on fungal biodiversity from his lab at the University of Western Ontario (Canada).
Growing Mushrooms with Hydrogen Peroxide
A method for Growing Mushrooms with Hydrogen Peroxide, is described in a manual by R.R. Wayne. Answers to frequently asked questions, ordering information for literature and mushroom growing kits, and some ideas for science fair projects on mushrooms are provided.
Gruppo Micologico G. Bresadola
This Italian society of mycophiles presents their beautifully illustrated newsletter, "Bollettino del Gruppo Micologico G. Bresadola - Nuova Serie" (see the special issues on Amanita and Xerocomus), and a lovely annotated image gallery of mushrooms that is a must-see.
Key to Cortinarius subg. Dermocybe
A key to the species of Cortinarius subgenus Dermocybe that occur in the Nordic countries of Europe.
Mid Hudson Mycological Association
A group promoting the enjoyment, study and exchange of information about hunting, identifying, culturing and eating wild mushrooms in the Mid Hudson River Valley. Anyone who has an interest in wild mushrooms is welcome to join the club and have fun with fungi, family and friends.
Mushrooms of the Kisatchie National Forest of central Louisiana.
Laccaria in North America
Greg Mueller's handsome monograph of the mushroom genus Laccaria in North America includes keys, phylogenetic trees, photographs, morphological and ecological information.
Lactarius in Sweden
Lists and illustrations of species of the mushroom genus Lactarius that occur in Sweden (in Swedish).
Lost Creek Mushroom Farm
A farm in Perkins, Oklahoma (USA) specializing in shiitakes and grow-your-own kits.
Magic Mushrooms of Australia and New Zealand
The hallucinogenic mushrooms "down under" are documented in these pages by John W. Allen.
Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds
A book by G.W. Hudler, 1998.
Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
A key/database of mushrooms of the northwest coast of North America, provided by the Canadian Forest Service.
Matsutake Mushroom Home Page
Information for commercial pickers of matsutake mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest of North America is provided by vetern harvester Andy Moore.
Matsutake mushroom news and information (Winema National Forest, USA)
The US Forest Service provides this interesting site on the matsutake mushroom harvest in Winema National Forest, Oregon (USA).
Practical advice on where, when, and how to hunt morels in Michigan (USA). This site has a (Springtime) message board, recipes, preservation advice, and personal tips.
Michigan Mushroom Hunters' Club
The State of Michigan (USA) is famous for its morels, but lots of other mushrooms grow there too. Recent issues of the MMHC newsletter "Spores Afield" are available through this page.
Micoloxia do Oriente Ourenesan
Focused on Spanish fungi, this site includes Spain's red list, cartoons, and information on fungi and mycology in Spain (in Spanish).
Modern Mushroom Farms
Suppliers of "whites" (Agaricus bisporus) in every shape and form (PA, USA).
UK Supplier of magic mushroom grow kits and spores. Will not sell to USA.
Suppliers of fresh mushrooms (CA, USA).
A site for lovers of morels.
Accessories for morel hunters (USA).
Morel Mushroom Hunting Club
A web site for enthusiasts of morels that includes chat rooms, photographs, and other resources. Paid membership is required for full access.
Morels and More
A site devoted to the glorious morels, complete with a seasonally active discussion board and morel merchandise.
This site provides access to many different morel-hunting bulletin boards in the US. If you're seeking morels in your area, visit here first to pick up tips.
A site designed to bridge the gap between the mushroom cultivation industry and the latest research, this website includes an introduction to mushrooms, news, a bibliography, and access to a discussion group.
This site is associated with the independent, leading international journal for the edible mushroom industry worldwide, Mushroom Business. This bi-monthly English magazine, as well as a Dutch and Polish edition, is published by Reed Business. The website is a valuable source for cultivation technique, mushroom events and news.
Mushroom Experiment Station
The Mushroom Experiment Station in Horst (Netherlands) provides expertise on all areas of commercial mushroom cultivation. Their site provides descriptions of their research projects and services.
Mushroom Growers' Newsletter
The Mushroom Growers' Newsletter website includes tables of contents, events listing, features from past newsletters, a subscription form and access to other mushroom growing information online.
A mushroom site from China (in Chinese: I can't tell you much about it).
This discussion of mushroom toxins and the symptoms they produce forms a chapter of the "Bad Bug Book" by the US Food and Drug Administration. Other mycotoxins (aflatoxin and ilk) are discussed in a subsequent chapter.
Mushrooms and Toadstools of the Hampshire and Surrey borders
The Hampshire Fungus Recording group provides these images of mushrooms and their kin.
Mushrooms of Northeastern North America
A field guide to macrofungi by A.E. Bessette, A.R. Bessette, and D.W. Fischer (1997).
My secret garden
The mushroms of Ed Tieman's landscape are nicely illustrated on these pages.
This site is really a few different sites. One illustrates some of the macrofungi of Scotland; one describes the cultivation of mushrooms; and a third (luxgene) depicts bioluminescent organisms, including a few fungi.
MycoElectronica is a site for mushrooms lovers that includes information about mushrooms on stamps, a large compilation of links to other mycological sites, facts about mushroom poisons, and archives of Puffball (newsletter of the Willamette Valley Mushroom Society, Oregon, USA). It has not been updated in recent months.
MycoKey is a very nice, illustrated, synoptic key to the genera of mushrooms and allies in Northern Europe. This site also includes interesting information on the history of mycology and brief biographies of some important mycologists of years gone by.
Suppliers of fresh and dried exotic mushrooms (USA).
Mycological Society of Toronto
The website of this society in Ontario, Canada includes their newsletter, "Mycelium."
Mycorrhiza information exchange
The Mycorrhiza Information Exchange covers everything you need: literature databases, job ads, teaching tips, images, inoculum sources, links, etc. Participation is invited.
A mailing list dedicated to discussion of mycorrhizae and fungus-root interactions. To join, send the message "subscribe micronet Your Name" (e.g. subscribe micronet Kathie Hodge) to
An impressive site dedicated to amateur mycology, MykoWeb includes recipes, a listing of mushroom events, a useful bibliography of works on secotioid and hypogeous fungi. Identification resources include guides to the Fungi of California (USA), the Fungi of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and an online version of H.D. Thiers' 1975 monograph, California Mushrooms: A Field Guide to the Boletes. For a treat, see the scans of the color plates from M.C. Cooke's 1894 book, Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms.
North American Mycological Association
NAMA is a great group for amateur mycologists. It provides a national mushroom poisoning registry, sponsors an annual foray, and publishes a fine annual journal, McIlvainea, and a bimonthly newsletter, The Mycophile. Also available through NAMA are suggestions for teaching K-12 students about fungi, and other tidbits.
North Idaho Mycological Association
Website of NIMA and its newsletter, Spores and Stipes (USA).
Northern Ireland Fungus Group
A group of mycophiles in Northern Ireland provide these pages including Fascinating Fungus Facts, lists and forays for Irish fungi.
Ohio Mushroom Society
THe Ohio Mushroom Society's website includes their newsletter, The Mushroom Log.
An amateur photographer and mycologist from Eastern Pennsylvania, Pamela Kaminski has some of the best photos of mushrooms on the web. This web site has magnificant photos but lacks common names and descriptions. But if you know what you are looking for and want to see a great photo, go to Pamela's Mushrooms!
Penn State Mushroom Spawn Lab
Pennsylvania State University's strong program in mushroom cultivation presents fact sheets and other information about commercial mushroom production on these pages. PSU's mushroom growers' information pages are part of this site.
Pilze, Pilze, Pilze
A well-illustrated German site devoted to Pilze, Pilze, Pilze (mushrooms!), complete with introductory text about fungi, a glossary of the derivation of mushroom names, and a discussion of mushroom toxins (in German).
Polypores of Sweden
A checklist of over 200 species of polypores found in Sweden with information on distribution, ecology and preferred substrate.
Puget Sound Mycological Society
The Puget Sound Mycological Society (Washington, USA) publishes a newsletter called Spore Prints.
Quoditch Nature Reserve
The biota of Quoditch Nature Reserve (U.K.) are documented on this site, which includes a selection of macrofungi.
R. Gordon Wasson Archives
The writings, photographs, and artifacts of R. Gordon Wasson are held by Harvard University. Wasson and his wife, Valentina Pavlovna Guercken, spent years studying the roles of fungi in spirituality and folklore around the world, coining the terms "mycophile" and "mycophobe," and participating in rituals in which fungi served as entheogens. The site includes biographies, bibliographies, and access information.
Ralph's Finest Fungi Fancier File
The good-tasting mushrooms of Michigan (USA) are spotlighted on Ralph Czerepinski's pretty web pages. Also to be found here are useful and intelligent reviews of various field guides to North American fungi. These pages have not been updated in recent months.
Some of the wild mushrooms of Russia are illustrated on these pages.
Sherrockie Mushroom Farm
A fresh wholesale mushroom outlet in PA, USA.
Mushrooms and other creatures of a small nature preserve in Diemen, the Netherlands.
Studies in the genus Amanita
Rod Tulloss' pages on the genus Amanita include photos, keys, and technical descriptions of selected species from various parts of the world.
Svampe is the journal of the Danish Mycological Society. The website provides English summaries of most articles and online indices.
Swedish Museum of Natural History Lichen Herbarium (S)
A listing of specimens, including types, held by the Swedish Museum of Natural History (S) Lichen Herbarium, Stockholm, Sweden. A listing of fungal exsiccatae, and images of mushrooms painted for Elias Fries are also available.
Taylor Lockwood's Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi
This web site is home to Taylor Lockwood's beautiful photos. Taylor's traveling show of spectacular mushroom photographs should not be missed.
The Fane of the Psilocybe Mushroom
Spiritual aspects of Psilocybe and other hallucinogenic mushrooms.
The Great Morel Site
Morels, lovely morels are the topic of this site, which includes recipes, morel-hunting lore, pictures and humor.
The Hidden Forest
A wonderful online field guide to the mushrooms, lichens, and slime molds of New Zealand, with many fine photographs. (Formerly entitled "Forest Fungi").
The Mushroom Council
Information on mushroom production and sales in the US can be found on the pages of The Mushroom Council.
The Mushroom Gourmet
Suppliers of mushroom kits and spawn (New Zealand).
The Mushroom Place
This web site includes information on mushroom identification, as well as Discover Mushrooms: a commericial identification software package by C. Samuels.
The Ones that Stain Blue
A web site devoted to psychedelic mushrooms including Psilocybe and kin, and to the history and people involved in the modern rediscovery of entheogenic mushroom drugs.
The Phlegmacium website
This yucky-sounding website is actually a lovely treatment of a subgenus of the very large mushroom genus, Cortinarius. Species of Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium in Denmark and neighboring Europe are named and illustrated on this site.
The Russulales website
A guide to the genera Russula, Lactarius and hypogeous allies in the western hemisphere, thie site includes a useful bibliography, images, and illustrations of important characters and chemical tests.
A site devoted to the recreational use of Psilocybe mushrooms and other hallucinogenic fungi. Illegal most places.
Toadstools in the Netherlands and Switzerland
The mushrooms of Netherlands and Switzerland are illustrated in this lovely gallery of photos.
An organization promoting research on truffles. The site includes images, molecular methodologies, a directory and bulletin board, and Tuberkey, a Delta-based key to Tuber species. Neat!
UK Magic Mushrooms
This web site sells magic mushroom growing kits as well as fresh magic mushrooms! Legal in the UK and Ireland (but not in USA!)
University of Tennessee Mycology Labs
Drs. Ron Petersen and Karen Hughes maintain a nice set of web pages that include a primer on Botanical Nomenclature, a synopsis of molecular phylogenetic techniques. These pages also provide an important resources on color standards used by mycologists: a synopsis of Fries' color terminology, and a concordance of colors in the Ridgway and Methuen color handbooks. Lots of information is also provided on the projects of staff and students.
Virtual Field Guide
This site on fungi is part of a larger Virtual Field Guide that covers living things found in the U.K.
Wild mushrooms from Tokyo
Some of the mushrooms found around Tokyo are illustrated on this handsome page.
Willamette Valley Mushroom Society
The website of this mushroomers society in Oregon (USA) includes their newsletter, The Puffball.