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Laessøe, T. & Peteren, J.H., 2007

Mycokey v2.1

A synoptic key to 850 genera of Asco- and Basidiomycota from Northern Europe.

Mycokey aims to get the user to the genus, generally the most difficult part of any fungal identification by means of a synoptic key. You're advised to only enter the characters you're sure of. Most of the genera have photographs to help with the final decision and there are references to monographs and papers for taking it further.

Uses the well-established, cross-platform 4D database engine (

Edition 2.1
Format CD with installers for Windows and Macintosh (OS-X)
Web site
Comments and Corrigenda
Coverage Keys to 850 genera of non-lichenised Asco- and Basidiomycota from Northern Europe.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

ASCOMYCOTA Caval.-Sm. (spore shooters) Identification Superseded
BASIDIOMYCOTA R.T. Moore (spore droppers) Identification Superseded
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