The free "All things Mushroom" resource kit for fungi hunters, growers, collectors, health seekers, tourists, lovers of design and gift givers.
Fungioz makes it easy to identify and interact with those the amazing fungi seen on walks in wonderful places. But this is not just another mushroom identification app.
It's a fabulous free resource kit for schools, walkers and nature lovers everywhere. They will all love FungiOz.
The largely hidden kingdom of fungi is essential to our survival. Without mushrooms, living things would die. Fungioz is designed to help users contribue to fungi science through it's 7 interactive functions.
Families and teachers will love using it to ignite and harness the interest of children from every age-group. It is easy to use and is written in language that children can understand. Imagine children's excitement at being able to identify and upload descriptions of the fungi treasures they've found.
THE 5 FUNGI COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:
> 300 initial species with capacity to grow much larger due to being interactive & internet based.
> More than 800 excellent photos. Native Australian and widely distributed species.
AN EASY 3 STEP IDENTIFICATION PROCESS teaches about identifying features & guides observations of mushrooms.
1. Click the one of 5 collection icons that best matches a mushroom’s most obvious features.
2a. Either: Search by entering the name of a colour, texture or any other distinguishing feature. No technical language needed.
2b. Or: Match your find to a category icon within any large collection. eg. Pressing the Gills icon displays 14 characteristic feature icons and 7 icons for where the fungi was growing.
3. Compare your mushroom to the photo icon lists that now appear.
EACH SPECIES ENTRY INCLUDES:
> 2-3 quality in-the-field photos focused on identifying features.
> Descriptions in everyday language.
> Any especially informative web link.
The VISUAL GLOSSARY of 113 grouped entries helps users identify and describe fungi.
7 INTERACTIVE FUNCTIONS let you easily:
> Report target species sightings to FungiMap, which maps Australian species distribution.
> Add photos and quality descriptions of additional mushroom species
> Add your species identification knowledge.
> Add better photos of Fungi Oz species.
> Add photos of original mushroom recipes.
> Add a photo with details of upcoming Fungi Events
> Add to FungiOz Facebook
FungiOz Facebook, website and Email all open from within the app
And there are best on the web RESOURCE LINKS for MUSHROOM:
> GROWERS: How to books, courses, spawn, dowels kits, equipment in 3 continents.
> HEALTH info & supplements derived from medicinal mushrooms
> TOURS, FORAYS & EDUCATION
> GOURMETS: Recipe books & sources in 3 continents for dried/fresh gourmet fungi
> PRINTED FUNGI GOODS: Fantastic mushroom design greeting cards, calendars, clothing, jigsaws, device covers & bags.
OTWAY VISITOR links you with Australia's Otway National Park, where:
> Most of the initial 300 Fungi Oz species were photographed.
> Mountain bikers ride competitions and a world renowned network of trails.
> Tourists flock to see the Twelve Apostles and
> Nature lovers tramp the Great Ocean Walk