International Mycological Association

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International Mycological Association (IMA)
Legal statusprofessional organization
Purposepromotes mycology
HeadquartersExeter (UK)
Region served
mycologists worldwide.
WebsiteIMA Official website

The International Mycological Association (IMA) is a professional organization that promotes mycology, the study of fungi. It was founded in 1971 during the first International Mycological Congress, which was held in Exeter (UK).[1][2]

The IMA publishes the open access scientific journal IMA Fungus.

It represents the interests of over 30,000 mycologists worldwide.[3]


  1. ^ Simmons EG. (2011). "The International Mycological Association: its history in brief with summaries of its International Mycological Congresses and diverse international relationships". IMA Fungus. 1 (1): 18–100. doi:10.5598/imafungus.2010.01.01.01. PMC 3344280. PMID 22679567. open access
  2. ^ van der Aa, H. A. (1993). "International Mycological Association". Coolia. 36 (1): 23–25.
  3. ^ "The International Mycological Association". International Mycological Association. Retrieved 22 November 2014.

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