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Biographical entry Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt (1825 - 1914)

Cryptogamic botanist and Mycologist


Mordecai Cooke produced the first comprehensive account of Australian fungi in his monograph "Handbook of Australian Fungi" published in 1892. The manuscript was based on a series of papers and studies conducted by Cooke and George Massee at Kew Herbarium on specimens shipped from Australia to England. Unfortunately, the transportation of the fungi proved problematic and many of the entries in the manuscript are inaccurate due to damage and ageing of the specimens on their journey from Australia to Mordecai Cooke.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources


  • Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt, Handbook of Australian fungi (London, England: Williams and Norgate, for the Departments of Agriculture in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobarton, 1892). Details


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