For the first time, 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. The book is a culmination of many decades of field work and study and is the most comprehensive photographic field guide on Australian fungi yet published.
Bruce Fuhrer is a well known naturalist and one of Australia's leading botanical photographers. He is the author, co-author and illustrator of several botanical publications on fungi, mosses liverworts and wildflowers. He worked in the School of Biology at Monash University for 25 years and was awarded an Honorary Master of Science degree by Monash University in 1988. In 1989 he was awarded The Australian Natural History medallion.