Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland

(managed by the British Mycological Society and hosted by CABI)

Paul Kirk & Jerry Cooper

What's New (and not so new) - October 2009

  • FULL AND FREE ACCESS TO ALL RECORDS. After a lengthy but necessary consultation period to resolve copyright issues all data for all records are now open and freely accessible. Thanks to all those who were instrumental in making this happen, especially those who took the time to sign the copyright licence form. With this full and free access comes responsibility; the records in the FRDBI are made available under a Creative Commons license : by-nc-sa - see our copyright (or should that be copyleft) page for a full explanation of what this means. FRDBI records will be reloaded on the NBN where they will be available for download from the NBN Gateway. Concurrently, they will be made available to GBIF so the world can see records of British Fungi in a global context through the GBIF portal.
  • See the old home page for other information
  • The Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland (FRDBI) has reached another significant milestone: 1·5 million records. With a certain amount of stage management ;-) record number 1500000 turns out to be Phellinus robustus, recorded by Martyn Ainsworth, from Great Bookham Common in early January 2009 and with a voucher preserved in the National Collection at Kew
  • An updated Red List for Fungi is available for download here. It includes new assessments together with threat categories and brief accompanying notes and was compiled by Shelley Evans, Alick Henrici and Bruce Ing on behalf of the BMS. It replaces the 1992 provisional RDL from Bruce Ing
  • The web site and database is now available on three servers after new investment. This allows for new developments to take place without interrupting normal service
  • English Names for British Fungi
  • A page of links to Local Recording Groups has been established - check if yours is present. If it is, a reciprocal link would be appreciated
  • The 10th Edition of Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi has been published by CABI and the Checklist of British Fungi (GBCHKLST) now incorporates the up-to-date classification adopted therein and is available here for downloading.
  • The checklist of British Fungi, which includes synonymy (most synonyms cited in British literature), places of publication, habitat and distribution, continues to be updated. The major contribution to this electronic checklist is from the Checklist of British Basidiomycota, published by RBG Kew. The checklist now contains synonymy from the most recent Lichen checklist together with some notes on habitat and distribution
  • Simple keys with species-data hot-links, e.g. Phellodon, Peziza

The Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland (FRDBI)

The Checklist of British Fungi


This site uses an underlying database to contain information on names, synonyms, publications, descriptions, field observations, distribution maps, pictures and keys of British fungi. The database holds the links between all these data-elements making it easier to manage the large amount of data. It also facilitates the cross-indexed access provided by the links above. You must have 'cookies' enabled on your browser to use this site correctly.

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