An identification handbook containing descriptions of 974 species of n-gilled fungi in 277 genera and figures of 543 of them. There are two major keys to genera and a key to the species in each genus that contains more than one species. The fungi described and illustrated can nearly all be found in Great Britain. The book aims to stimulate interest in groups of fungi which have hitherto attracted relatively few workers. Resupinate fungi, club fungi, jelly fungi, brackets, earth stars, puffballs and so on are t difficult to identify with a little practice and many of them flourish and sporulate freely during the winter months and thus it is possible to study mycology all year round if all groups are studied. In this book measurements, except where otherwise stated, are in thousandths of a millimetre. Terms which may be unfamiliar are explained in the glossary and for quick reference genera in the two main sections are arranged in alphabetical order.