Fungi of Australia Volume 2B

The cover image of Fungi of Australia Volume 2B, featuring a purple fungi

Hardback - August 2003 - AU $115.00

The essential reference on Australian fungi with catalogue details on over 1700 accepted names and an extensive bibliography.

Fungi of Australia Volume 2B: Catalogue and Bibliography of Australian Fungi 2 is an essential reference for taxonomists working on Australian fungi, and anyone who wishes to use up-to-date names of Australian fungi. Together with its companion volume, Fungi of Australia Volume 2A, it lists all the names applied to Australian macrofungi and provides the up-to-date accepted name for each species, along with a comprehensive listing of relevant literature. + Full description

Volume 2B covers larger fungi in the Basidiomycota, along with the larger Myxomycota. Groups dealt with in this volume include bracket fungi, slime moulds, puffballs, earthballs, earthstars, stinkhorns, birds nest fungi, coral fungi, jelly fungi, polypores, and stereoid, corticioid and thelephoroid fungi.

This important work includes entries for more than 1,700 accepted names. For each name the catalogue lists place and date of publication, taxonomic synonyms, cross references to misidentifications and a comprehensive list of all works in which the name has been used in an Australian context. The extensive bibliography contains over 1,800 entries and includes not only taxonomic publications relevant to species described from Australia, but also publications on fungi in relation to forestry, agriculture, ecology, medicine, chemistry and general biology.

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Reviews

"Without doubt this book is a must for everybody interested in the region."
PERSOONIA, Vol. 18, Part 3, 2004
"These catalogues will be an essential tool for Australian fungal taxonomists. . ."
M J Richardson (Mycologists v.18, Part 1 Feb 2004)
"The book is a welcome and essential reference for all taxonomists working on Australian fungi and for those wanting to use up-to-date names for Australian fungi."
Pam Catcheside, State Herbarium of South Australia (Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter Dec 2003)

“Any mycologist working in the rich tropical Southern Hemisphere regions wishing to make comparisons between the mycobiotas of different countries or regions will find this book extremely useful and a ‘must’ for reference. … This book will be useful to both amateurs and professionals who are interested in knowing more about the diverse fungi of this region…”
Teresa Iturriaga, Universtdad Dimon Balivar, Venezuela (Mycotaxon v.90 no.2 2004)

Details

Hardback | August 2003 | $115.00
ISBN: 9780643069077 | 484 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Bibliography, Colour photographs, Index

Features

  • Gives the correct name for species described or recorded in Australia.
  • Contains an extensive bibliography to the literature of these species.
  • Includes 16 pages of colour photographs.

Contents

Contributors
Illustrator
Photographers
Introduction
Division MYXOMYCOTA p.p.
Acrasiales
Ceratiomyxales
Dictyosteliales
Echinosteliales
Liceales
Physarales
Protosteliales
Stemonitales
Trichiales

Division BASIDIOMYCOTA p.p.
Agaricostilbales
Atractiellales
Auriculariales
Boletales
Bondarzewiales
Cantharellales
Dacrymycetales
Fistulinales
Ganodermatales
Gomphales
Hericiales
Hymenochaetales
Lachnocladiales
Lycoperdales
Nidulariales
Phallales
Platygloeales
Poriales
Schizophyllales
Sclerodermatales
Septobasidiales
Stereales
Thelephorales
Tremellales
Tulasnellales
Tulostomatales
References
Abbreviations
Publication dates of previous volumes
Index

Authors

Fungi of Australia 2B was compiled by a project team based at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, led by Dr Tom May.

Dr Tom May is Senior Mycologist at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, where he carries out research into the taxonomy, ecology and conservation of Australian larger fungi. Tom is the Convenor of the Fungimap scheme, and was on the founding executive of the Australasian Mycological Society. Tom is author (with Dr Alec Wood) of the first volume of the Catalogue & Bibliography of Australian Fungi, published as Fungi of Australia Volume 2A.

Dr Josephine Milne has published on the reproductive biology and ecology of mosses. She has worked at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne on the Catalogue & Bibliography project since 1997.

Susan Shingles was a Herbarium Officer at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne from 1988 to 1994, and worked on the Catalogue & Bibliography project from 1994 to 1995.

Rodney Jones worked on the Catalogue & Bibliography project at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in 1998. Rodney is currently completing a PhD on the systematics of Australian Dermocybe, in the School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.