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New Zealand's Virtual Mycota

The virtual Mycota web pages provide an electronic, flora-like compilation of the fungi of New Zealand. The descriptions and images have been extracted from many different sources, but mostly scientific journals. These are supplemented by colour images of many of the fungi.

Follow the Simple Key link to start identifying your specimen.

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The Virtual Mycota was initially prepared in 2003 and much of the content has not been updated. Since 2003 our understanding of fungi in New Zealand has changed dramatically. Many names have changed and incorrect identifications have been fixed, but that is not reflected here. Currently there is no modern equivalent of these pages.

Users should always check the current status of names using the Biota of New Zealand website.