Index Fungorum - Species Fungorum Index Fungorum

Index Fungorum is a community resource currently co-ordinated and supported by the following partnership: The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew represented by the Mycology Section, Landcare Research-NZ, represented by the Mycology Group, and the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science (the custodians). The custodians, either collectively or individually, claim no IPR over the compilation, which correctly reside with the many contributors, including the custodians. It is free of any charge to the community on a non-commercial use basis. It should be cited as; a more formal citation should include the names of the custodians as above and the date of access.

Neither one of the present custodians can make any promises to continue in the task of support and co-ordination indefinitely. However, they all assure, unconditionally, that if any one can no longer be involved on the above cited basis the remaining custodian(s) will continue on this same basis.

Should all custodians be unable to be involved on the above cited basis the last remaining custodian(s) will make available a copy of this resource as at that time in a suitable format (and at no charge) to the International Mycological Association (or the most appropriate division of the IUMS or IUBS, or it’s successor) for necessary action to ensure its continued availability to the community which created it.

The Index of Fungi is a publication from CABI and currently provides most of the names published in 'non main-stream' publications and the 'grey' literature; MycoBank provides the majority. The production of this publication entirely depends on subscription income under the current business model. Certain data elements (name string, author string, year of publication) from the Index of Fungi are made available through Index Fungorum. The remaining data elements are not immediately available but are made so after five years. In the event of the cessation of the compilation of the Index of Fungi the custodians will attempt to ensure a mechanism for the continuation of notification, through Index Fungorum, of newly published names.