Ascomycetes Illustrations

The following link leads you to systematically arranged photos and drawings of Ascomycetes.


(more links will follow)

This database is under real-time update. Almost every day new photos will be included, also previous identifications, generic assignments, and higher systematic concepts are continuously adapted to the newest results. In order to aid in searching taxa, a survey of the folder structure can be viewed here which permits searching for a genus and which will be updated from time to time (3 clicks necessary for viewing).

Various authors kindly submitted their contributions, and many data were transferred from the forum Ascofrance. The arrangement of taxa according to their natural relationship and the usage of separate folders for each species proved to be very helpful for the purpose of rapid comparison of a given new collection.

This database was previously published as a CD or DVD, the last time in 2005. At present it has a total size of 20 GB.

For a more comfortable usage we recommend to periodically download those parts of interest. Many images have notes in a file “descript.ion” that can be viewed only from the downloaded data when using the free image viewer XnView (or ACDSee).

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