Finding an Ectomycorrhiza (EM) Description

The Catalogue

This page has a list of all the ectomycorrhizae (EM) descriptions in the EDD database. Clicking on the fungal species name will bring you to a description of that EM type, and clicking the magnifying glass to the right will search for similar EM types with similar descriptions, and will bring you to a search results page.

If you like, you can filter the EM descriptions listed in the catalogue by typing text that appears in one of the rows, and then clicking on the Filter button. For example, if you only want to see EM types or species that are part of the CDNAE collection, type CDE, then click Filter. If you wanted to see all of the entries that have Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, type "MMPNW", then click Filter.

Comparing EM Descriptor Files

To compare two existing descriptions, go to Compare Descriptor Files from the home page. Now choose either a collection number or a species name from the drop down boxes, then click Show Descriptor. The descriptor will then load on the page (it may take a few seconds). Now, choose another species from the drop down boxes, and click Show Descriptor again. The species will then load on the page. You can do this as many times as you like to compare multiple species.

If you would like to start over and clear the table, click the Clear button. If you want to sort the table by Character Name, click the Character Name header in the table.

The EM Descriptor File Display Page

This page shows all data in an ectomycorrhiza descriptor file. If you would like to find species that are similar to the one you are looking at, click the Search For Similar button.