Fungus plates painted under the supervision of Elias Fries
The Swedish mycologist Elias Fries (1794-1878) initiated and supervised the production of a large number of paintings of fungi. Several artists were involved in the project and 1640 taxa were depicted. Some of the plates were published in "Sveriges ätliga och giftiga svampar" (Edible and poisonous fungi of Sweden, 1860-1868) and "Icones selectae hymenomycetum" (1867-1884).
Many of the original water colour paintings are kept at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Here we show a small selection of these pictures. Every plate has a number according to Strid, Å., 1994: A Catalogue of Fungus Plates Painted under the Supervision of Elias Fries. The plates which were published in the 19th century are marked ÄG (Sveriges ätliga och giftiga svampar) or IC (Icones) and numbered. In many cases only one of several pictures on the plate is shown.
The images have been edited by* Charlotte Åbergh.
* The following are photographed and edited by Ramona Ubral Hedenberg: Cortinarius collinitus, Cortinarius collinitus was., Cortinarius grallipes v. brevipes, Cortinarius triformis.