Anthony M. Young

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Anthony M. Young
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Queensland
Author abbrev. (botany)A.M.Young

Anthony "Tony" M. Young (born 1943) is an Australian mycologist based in Queensland, affiliated with the University of Queensland. He has published several books on fungi as well as a monograph on Australian Hygrophoraceae, resulting from his research on Hygrocybe and related genera.[1] In 2007, he was a co-author of a review of the genus Ramaria in Australia, a work in progress which will see the likely description of 15 new Australian species and increase the total number to 50.[2]

Described taxa[edit]


  • Young AM (2005). Fungi of Australia: Hygrophoraceae. CSIRO. ISBN 0-643-09195-5.
  • Young AM (2004). A Field Guide to the Fungi of Australia. University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 0-86840-742-9.
  • Young Tony (1982). Common Australian Fungi. University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 0-86840-384-9.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lepp, Heino (9 July 2007). "The study of Australian fungi: What is the state of knowledge today?". Australian Fungi Website, Australian National Herbarium. Canberra, ACT: Australian National Botanic Gardens, Australian Government. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  2. ^ Young AM, Fechner N (2007). "ABRS National Taxonomy Research Grants Programme: Ramaria in Australia". ABRS website. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Australian Government. Retrieved 23 January 2010.