A field guide to the fungi of Australia
A field guide to the fungi of Australia

By A.M. Young, illustrated by Kay Smith


Published 2005 by UNSW Press, colour and b&w illustrations, soft cover, 240 pages


Price $A49.95 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quotes


ISBN 0868407429 or ISBN 9780868407425

The most comprehensive general field guide on Australian fungi. More than 170 species are described and illustrated with photographs, water colours or line drawings. It includes lots of interesting facts about fungi - from an explanation of the formation of fairy rings to notes on scientific collecting and preserving.


Table of contents


The kingdom of the fungi

Some fungal facts

Fungi on the menu

Classification and the scientific names of fungi

Keys to the species

Species descriptions pages 56-230



Index of common names

Species index