Jim Conrad, Naturalist
The Fungus Kingdom is often but not always divided into five phyla (sometimes called divisions -- see our "Pigeon-Holing" page), as shown at the right.
If you look into books a few years old, a different breakdown might be given, and different words used. The understanding of what fungi are and how they are related to one another is constantly changing. If you are really serious about having access to the most recent information, check out a page called "Kingdoms, Classification and Biodiversity" focusing on the fungi.
Below is a little information about the divisions of fungi we might find and recognize in our backyards:
Please visit the web site for photos, illustrations, and more information.