Macedonian Mycological Society



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Fungi Research in Albania Presented at International Conference

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 4:35 AM

The outcome of the activities thus far within our project ''Fungi Albanici: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas in Albania'' was poster-presented at the prestigious Third International Congress on Fungal Conservation, which was held in Mugla, Turkey, 11-15th November 2013 ( Before long our conservation research results will be published in the Fungal Conservation newsletter of the International Society for Fungal Conservation.

During the past autumn months, within the scope of the current project, numerous localities in Albania were visited aimed at fungi forays, by paying particular attention to the National Parks of Tomorri, Llogora, Prespa, Valbonë, Hotove, Shebenik and Korab-Koritnik Natural Park. In excess of 1,000 specimens were collected with approximately 600 different species overall to date, some of them being very interesting such as Pyrofomes demidoffii, Antrodia juniperina, Lysurus cruciatus, Suillus sibiricus, Hexagonia nitida, Pisolithus arhizus, etc. More on

Photographs by Mitko Karadelev. All rights reserved.

Valbona National Park.

Amanita caesarea in Llogora NP.

Fungi Postal Stamps Issued by Macedonian Post

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 8:20 AM

The Macedonian Post issued four official postal stamps of Macedonian fungi as of 16th October 2013. The represented species have been selected by Professor Mitko Karadelev, the Macedonian Mycological Society President, while the photographs are courtesy of Matthias Theiss.

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Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing IFAs in Albania

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 4:15 AM
A team from the Macedonian Mycological society has embarked on a new project: ''Fungi Albanici: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas in Albania''. The project is of duration from 1 April 2013 - until 30 September 2014, and it is a result of a recently awarded Booster Grant from the Rufford Foundation. 

In the course of the first three project months, field research was conducted and over 20 localities in Albania were visited. The collected fungal material from these spring forays has been entirelly processed, and the results have been entered in a fungi database created specifically for this project. In view of both the fungi database and project research so far, there is data on approximately 350 specimens, of which about 260 are different species - all new for Albania. Part of the project results were presented at the Third International Conference of Ecosystems, held in Tirana in June 2013. More on

Photographs by Mitko Karadelev. All rights reserved.

Prespa NP in Albania

Fungi foray.

Polyporus brumalis

Pluteus thomsonii - a very rare fungal species.

Korab Mt Field Research Trip

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 3:45 PM

A Macedonian Mycological Society team participated in a field research in Korab Mountain between 8th and 22nd July 2013. Korab Mt is part of Mavrovo National Park, and it is situated in the western part of the country, along the Macedonian-Albanian borderline. The annual educational and scientific field research activity was organised by Biology Students’ Research Society, which functions within the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics in Skopje.