Beginners section

You will find on that page all the necessary information needed to begin the aphyllophorales' study.
Then, will be listed the entry level books an staining reagents, the minimum optical equipment, some techniques of microscopical preparation...
Obviously, meeting us at our annual congress is another way to improve your skills and to get precious advice from specialists.


Leif Ryvarden. 1993. European Polypores. tomes 1 & 2. Fungiflora. Fungiflora, Oslo, Norway.
Bernicchia. 2005. Polyporaceae s.l. Edizioni Candusso, Alassio, Italy.
Bernicchia - Gorjon. 2010. Corticiaceae s.l. Edizioni Candusso, Alassio, Italy.
Breitenbach - Kränzlin. 1986. Champignons de Suisse. Tome 2 - champignons sans lames. Edition Mykologia, Luzern, Suisse.
Heinz Clémençon. 2012. Cytology and Plectology of the Hymenomycetes. J Cramer, Stuttgart, Germany.
Various authors. 1973 à 1988 – The Corticiaceae of North Europe. Vol. 1 à 8. Fungiflora, Oslo, Norway.

Field material

A strong and sharp knife
Appropriate hard boxes or newsprint for wrapping samples in papillote. AVOID THE PLASTIC PACKAGING OR ALUMINUM (some pollution mold growth risk)
Small sheets of paper for at least note the name of the substrate, to be joined to the papillote
Hand lens (best x10)

Staining reagents

Congo red
Melzer's reagent
Cotton blue
Potassium hydroxide (10%) - KOH
Potassium hydroxide (3-5%) - KOH
Cresyl blue

Optical equipment

Microscope (objectives x10, x40, x100)