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Cryptogamic Links


Clavaria mitrata
Theodor Holmskjold


Electronic Newsletters & Journals:
Lichenologist (Available to Harvard Affiliates through HOLLIS)
Revista Iberoamericana de Micología

Taxonomy and Nomenclature Related Glossaries and Sites:

Bryological Glossary, Missouri Botanical Garden
A Cumulative Checklist for the Lichen-forming, Lichenicolous and Allied Fungi of the Continental U.S. and Canada by Theodore L. Esslinger
Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium
USDA Fungal Database

Fungi and unrelated fungal-like organisms:

Family Name Database This is a list of fungal family names with nomenclatural and bibliographic information.
Authors of Fungal Names
IndexFungorum; aka funindex
Bibliography of Systematic Mycology
Dictionary of the Fungi
Species 2000
The Fifth Kingdom "the web's most diverse and profusely illustrated mycological site".
UCMP's Introduction to the Fungi
Tom Volk's Fungi from the Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Fungi Images on the Net
Mycological Resources on the Internet Mycological Society of America.
Hypomyces Home Page
DALI: Database of Ascomycete Literature

Slime molds

UCMP's Introduction to the "Slime Molds"
Forest Fungi [and slime molds] of New Zealand

Slime nets

UCMP's Introduction to the Sagenista: Bicoecids and Slime Nets

Oomycetes: water molds and downy mildews

UCMP's Introduction to the Oomycota


Plasmodiophorid Home Page of the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University, Athens, GA

Lichens: symbiotic associations between fungi and green algae and/or cyanobacteria

Identifying North American Lichens: A Guide To The Literature
UCMP's Introduction to Lichens: An Alliance Between Kingdoms
Lichenland: Fun with Lichens from Oregon State University
World of Lichenology by Clifford Smith of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa
LIAS: a DELTA-based determination and data storage system for LIchenized and lichenicolous AScomycetes
Epiphytes and Forest Management
Recent Literature on Lichens

Mycorrhizae: symbiotic associations between fungi and plant roots

Mycorrhiza Information Exchange's Mycorrhizal Symbioses

Bryophytes: mosses, liverworts, and hornworts
Bryophytes, in general

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's Bryophytes


UCMP's Introduction to the Bryophyta: The Mosses
Moss Flora of China


UCMP's Introduction to the Anthocerotophyta: The Hornworts

Green Algae: relatives of the bryophytes and other plants

All About Algae
UCMP's Introduction to the "Green Algae"
Chlorophyta (Green Algae) by the Dept. of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Chromistans (the stramenopiles): diatoms, kelp, water molds, slime nets, coccolithophorids, bicoeceans, silicoflagellates, and golden, brown, and yellow green algae, etc.
Chromista, in general

UCMP's Introduction to the Chromista

Brown algae

Phaeophyta (Brown Algae) by the Dept. of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


Bowling Green State University's Center for Algal Microscopy and Image Digitization: diatom images and algal links

Dinoflagellates (often photosynthetic/algal alveolates)

UCMP's Introduction to the Dinoflagellata
Dinophyta (Dinoflagellates) by the Dept. of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Red algae

UCMP's Introduction to the Rhodophyta: the Red "Algae"
Rhodophyta (Red Algae) by the Dept. of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Seaweed Site

Some associations for those interested in cryptogams

American Bryological and Lichenological Society
Boston Mycological Club
Morel Mushroom Hunter's Club
Mycological Society of America
North American Mycological Association

Other Cryptogamic Links:

Mushrooms of Northeastern North America
The Registry of Mushrooms in Works of Art


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