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Best fungi guide(s) for the UK (1 Viewer)

Sandy73

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Good morning and seasons greetings.

Can anyone recommend a guide for identifiying UK fungI please? The lockdowns have meant I have spent more time in local woodlands in late autumn than I would have normally and I have started take note/ photo’s of fungI.

Thank you in advance,

Regards
 

Davebutterflyman

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Probably rather late now but there are a number of field guides that will help in identifying certain species, or at least give you the opportunity of getting to family level, also bearing in mind that the majority of species need microscopy to obtain an id.


 

IamFof

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Thanks Dave.
I've been searching around and have come to a choice between this or Roger Phillips, "Mushrooms".
I still haven't decided, but this one is quite a bit lighter, weight wise.
My main concern is that this doesn't use photographs, but has paintings.
Fof
 

Sandy73

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Probably rather late now but there are a number of field guides that will help in identifying certain species, or at least give you the opportunity of getting to family level, also bearing in mind that the majority of species need microscopy to obtain an id.


Thank you for the reply. I’ve ordered the Collins shown above but it was a toss up between that book and a photographic Collins (I believe).

Regards
 

Ficedula

velico ergo sum
Perhaps not if just starting out, but FTE highly recommended to get you to genus or there abouts
Fungi of Temperate Europe. Vol. 1-2 by Laessoe, T.; Petersen, J.h. (pemberleybooks.com)

You can download some important bits here for free
www.mycokey.com/Downloads/FungiOfTemperateEurope_Wheels.pdf

As mentioned above, most fungi need microscopic examination of spores etc for accurate ID.

For fun try the AI at mycokey, might work for very distinctive species, and can get you to genus sometimes.
Danmarks Svampeatlas (databasen.org)
 

IamFof

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Sandy
Thanks for the info re Collins book with photographs.
I now have 3 to decide between.:eek::eek::eek:
 

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Sandy73

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Perhaps not if just starting out, but FTE highly recommended to get you to genus or there abouts
Fungi of Temperate Europe. Vol. 1-2 by Laessoe, T.; Petersen, J.h. (pemberleybooks.com)

You can download some important bits here for free
www.mycokey.com/Downloads/FungiOfTemperateEurope_Wheels.pdf

As mentioned above, most fungi need microscopic examination of spores etc for accurate ID.

For fun try the AI at mycokey, might work for very distinctive species, and can get you to genus sometimes.
Danmarks Svampeatlas (databasen.org)
Evening.

Thank you very much. I’ll investigate.

Regards
 

Steve Babbs

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I have 5 and still can't identify the bleeding things 90% of the time. To even have a vague chance it's worth having at least a couple as they all have advantages and disadvantages e.g the Collins Complete Guide doesn't show the gills.
 

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