Mushroom Books: Identification, Foraging, Medicinal Uses

There have been a couple of discussions lately about mushrooms so I thought we should have a list of reference materials all in one space.

I have just listed the books I personally own or have seen in stores. If others know of any good fungi books or can recommend field guides for your specific region, please add to this discussion.

Robert Dale Rogers:

The Fungal Pharmacy

Medicinal Mushrooms: The Human Clinical Trials

Mushroom Essences: Vibrational Healing from the Kingdom Fungi

Christopher Hobbs:

Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide

Medicinal Mushrooms - An Exploration of Tradition, Healing & Culture

Paul Stamets:

Mycelium Running

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

The Mushroom Cultivator

David Arora:

All That The Rain Promises and More

Mushrooms Demystified

Mushrooms of the World (with Pictures to Color), with Jeanette Bowers

National Audubon Society

Field Guide to Mushrooms

Lone Pine Publishing Mushroom ID Books:

Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada

Mushrooms of Western Canada

Mushrooms of Northwest North America

Mushrooms of Northeast North America

Mushrooms of the Boreal Forest


Mushrooms of British Columbia - Mackinnon & Luther

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest - Trudell

Matchmaker Mushrooms:

Downloadable, interactive mushroom identification program. This can be downloaded to a tablet that can be used in the field as you don’t need to be online to use it.

And for those who may be interested in Mosses, Lichens and Ferns:

Mosses, Lichens and Ferns of Northwest North America - Lone Pine Publishing

Lichens of the North Woods - Walewski

Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America - Peterson Field Guide

Lichens of British Columbia - Goward (out of print so look in used book stores)