Recommended English Names
For Fungi In The UK
In 2000, under the umbrella of the Fungus Conservation Forum, the British Mycological
Society, Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Heritage Service (Northern Ireland),
English Nature, Plantlife International and Scottish Natural Heritage joined forces to
produce a list of recommended English names for approx 1,000 species of fungi in order to
give them a more popular, accessible identity.
Plantlife International is the UK's leading charity dedicated to the conservation of
wild plants in their natural habitats. Plantlife International hosts the secretariat for
Planta Europa, the network of organisations working for plant conservation across Europe.
The English name list has been incorporated into the BMS Fungal Records Database, the
National Biodiversity Network and is also available as pdf on the BMS, British Mycological
The list (pdf) also available here:
Kindly notice, I try to use as much as possible these
recommended English names for fungi in the UK. Other names I use on my site are marked with *. Some species has not English name at all, or, I just
don't know it yet. So, these nameless species are missing from the English version, but
available on the international version with scientific (Latin) names, also maybe in Finnish, in Swedish and / or in Hungarian.
Seppo Kytoharju, Finland