Please read this page first before choosing a species
NEW - If you click any of the dots on the maps, you will get a species list for that 10km square
These pages give you information on the fungi recorded so far in Northern Ireland including distribution maps.
The species names and taxonomy come from the GB Checklist maintained as part of the BMS database. Many synonyms and common names are also included. When a common name starts with "The", this is ignored in the list, e.g., "The Prince" is listed under "P".
Lichens are classified by their fungal component which is usually an Ascomycete. There are some basidiomycete lichenised fungi for instance the genus Omphalina. With the exception of this genus, lichens are however not included in this atlas.
As most of these pages were generated automatically, there may be errors in them and if you spot any, please contact me at
All maps are created using DMap. The circles represent 10km squares. Clicking on a 10km square will bring up a page with a map and species list for that 10km square.
If you would like to know more about the vascular plants of Northern Ireland thus getting an idea of the distribution of a species that might be affecting the distribution of a fungus you are interested in, have a look at the Flora of N.Ireland website.
Thank you to Bernard Picton of the Ulster Museum for helping the automatic routines that created the species pages and distribution maps.