Types of Fungi

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A general look at the numbers of species of fungi and how sporophores (fruiting bodies) are organised differently.

Types of Fungi

A brief description of some different types of fungi, including Gill Fungi, Boletes, Polypores, Stinkhorns, Earthballs, Jelly Fungi and Cup Fungi.

Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes

An explanation of the differences between the two major types of fungi which produce large fruiting bodies.

Images and information on selected British Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes.