Tom May (mycologist)

Thomas William May is a mycologist and the curator of the fungal collection at the National Herbarium of Victoria where he specialises in the taxonomy and ecology of Australian macrofungi. He is most notable for the comprehensive bibliographical lists of all Australian fungi published thus far; Volume 2A, published in 1997, and Volume 2B, published in 2003.[2][3] as well as the originator of Fungimap, an Australia-wide mapping fungal mapping scheme based on observations of 100 easily identified macrofungi. May was awarded the 2014 Australian Natural History Medallion.

Tom William May
Alma materMonash University
Scientific career
InstitutionsNational Herbarium of Victoria, University of Melbourne
ThesisA taxonomic study of the Australian species of Laccaria' (1991[1])
Doctoral advisorBruce A. Fuhrer
Author abbrev. (botany)T.W.May

See also


  1. "Tom May". Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. T.W.May & A.E.Wood (1997) Fungi of Australia Volume 2A: Catalogue and Bibliography of Australian Macrofungi 1. Basidiomycota. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-05929-6
  3. T.W. May, J. Milne, S. Shingles & R.H. Jones (2003) Fungi of Australia Volume 2B: Catalogue and Bibliography of Australian Fungi 2 Basidiomycota p.p. & Myxomycota p.p. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-06907-0
  4. IPNI.  T.W.May.
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