Fungus identification databases
Jeremy at grazeley.demon.co.uk
Mon Oct 14 00:58:37 EST 1996
I went to the Grand Centenary Exhibition of the British Mycological Society
the other day, and it was a wondrous affair. Exhibitors from China, Japan &
Thailand, as well as UK organisations.
There was a demonstration by Guys Hospital (London) Toxicology department of
the Poisonous Fungi identification database which they are developing, and it's
very good, photograph-based with supporting text, but not expected to be
complete until Autumn (Fall) 1997, and then the CD-ROM is expected to cost
UKP170! Not for your average man in the street (field?) or shroom hunter, at
Are there any other (picture-based as well as text-based) fungi identification
databases that any of you know of, and if so, have you got
a. name & address of suppliers, and
b. prices and
c. comments on their effectiveness or user-friendliness?
Also, are any of them open-ended - i.e. can you easily add your own data &
pictures as you acquire them?
Thanks in advance.
Jeremy Browne, Hampshire, UK
jeremy at grazeley.demon.co.uk
Shaking Hands BBS, Fidonet 2:252/160 (+44 1252 626233, also FAX)
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