- Database of Fungal Names (Index Fungorum)
You can search by name or epithet. Examples: (1.) A name search for "Boletus" returns a list of 1868 names beginning with Boletus aberrans J. Blum and ending with Boletus zonatus Nees. (2.) A name search for "Boletus edulis" returns 47 names. (3.) A epithet search for "edulis" returns 75 names. Most names returned are complete with author citation, many also have the literature citation.
"MycoBank is an on-line database aimed as a service to the mycological and scientific society by documenting mycological nomenclatural novelties (new names and combinations) and associated data, for example descriptions and illustrations."
- The Bibliography of Systematic Mycology
The print version of the The Bibliography of Systematic Mycology has been the essential reference for systematic (taxonomic and nomenclatural) mycological literature since 1943. The on-line version has references going back to 1986. You can search by Genus or Author to get a list of references. A fundamental resource.
- Classification from the 10th edition of the Dictionary of the Fungi
A search on a genus name returns the taxonomic hierarchy for that name from the Dictionary of the Fungi. For example: a search on "Boletus" returns "Boletus Fr. 1821, Boletaceae, Boletales, Basidiomycetes, Basidiomycota, Fungi".
- Family Names Databases
Search on fungal family names.
- Fungi of Australia: Glossary
An excellent mycological glossary.
- International Code of Nomenclature
The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN)is the "rulebook" that governs the naming of all fungi, plants, and algae. The latest ICN is the "Melbourne" code from 2011. Older versions were called the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) and are available: the "Vienna" code from 2005 the "St. Louis" code from 1999, and the "Tokyo Code" from 1994. The ICN is available in print from Koeltz Scientific Books.
- Singer Index
A searchable database for Rolf Singer's fungal genera, species, infra-species, and publications. Singer named 86 genera, over 2460 species and infraspecies of fungi in 440 papers and books.
- C. H. Peck Species
"List of species and varieties of fungi described by C. H. Peck, State Botanist, with bibliographic locations cited and some of the most obvious synonyms given". Includes 2485 species and varieties of fungi describe by Peck from 1869 through 1908. From the Report of the State Botanist 1908. (12 MB PDF). Also, an Index to Species and Varieties of Fungi Described by C. H. Peck from 1909 to 1915 by R.L. Gilbertson (249 species).
- The Colors of Ridgway and Methuen (Kornerup & Wansher)
"An Eye-Ball Concordance" by Ronald H. Petersen. Consistent color names are essential to good descriptions of fungi. Ridgway and Methuen are the two most used color books in mycology. Most technical descriptions will cite colors using one of these books. Ridgway is very old (1912) and very expensive ($300 to $1500, depending on condition). Methuen is newer (mine is 3rd ed., 1978), but out-of-print and hard to find. This site helps translate the colors of one book into the other. There is also a useful "Concordance to the colors used by E. M. Fries".
- Author Query
A searchable database of author names and their standard forms. From the " International Plant Names Index The original basis of this database is Brummitt & Powell's Authors of Plant Names (1992).
- Conserved Plant Names
All proposals for conservation or rejection of scientific names of fungi and plants are now published in Taxon. This is a searchable database to the names proposed for conservation or rejection since the first proposals in 1892.
- Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
"Compiled from the Greek, Latin, and other languages, with special reference to biological terms and scientific names." Not a website, but a PDF of the extremely useful reference book.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library: Fungi
Over 230 classic mycological texts available on-line.
- Cyberliber: An Electronic Library for Mycology
Extensive bibliographic information, plus selected scanned journals. The first 106 volumes of Mycotaxon and 12 volumes of Persoonia have been scanned and are available as JPG images. Why they did not make these available in a much more user friendly manner, as PDFs, is incomprehensible.