Michael Jordan (mycologist)

Michael Jordan is an English mycologist, author of The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe, founder and chairman of the Association of British Fungal Groups (ABFG).[1]

Jordan founded ABFG in 1996, having observed an upsurge in interest in mushroom hunting since presenting Mushroom Magic, a documentary on Channel 4 in 1989.[2][3][4] The ABFG maintains a database of fungus observations for the UK, called CATE, collates affiliated fungus groups, and serves as a national organisation for individual members.


  • Mushroom Magic (1989)
  • Edible Mushrooms and Other Fungi (1993)
  • The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe (1995, 2004) ISBN 978-0-7112-2379-0


  1. ^ "Wild mushrooms: what not to eat". The Times. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Learning about fungi in Cornwall". 16 May 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2010-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Mushroom Magic, BFI