MycoKey 4.1
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Try or buy MycoKey 4.1
as an application installed on your local computer

Download MycoKey 4.1:

When you buy a license from our secure shop you will receive an e-mail with a registration code. You can enter this code in the MycoKey statup dialog thus transforming the demo version to a full version.

for Windows Vista/7 (min 4 GB RAM): shop Windows . . .
for Mac OSX (10.6.8 or better): shop Mac . . .

one license costs 40€ + VAT.

for Windows Vista/7, 8 or 10 – at least 1300 x 700 px screen, 4 GB RAM: download (1.2 GB)
     Note that it may be necessary to deactivate our virus program temporarily while installing . . .
for Mac OSX (10.6.8 - 10.14 (Mojave)): download (1.2 GB)
     Note that OSX must be set to allow all apps in the security settings to install MycoKey . . .
     Note also that the current version of MycoKey is not compatible with Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)


After testing the software as described above you can
unlock extra features by getting a license from our secure shop:

We highly recommend that you start by downloading MycoKey and run the 14 days demo.
After installation try this to test MycoKey on your system:
1. First try identifying a common fungus, e.g. the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria).
2. Next try opening the free species key to Amanita:
     To do this first find the genus Amanita.
     Then choose the "pdf-keys"-tap.
     Click the link to "Jan Vesterholt 2008: Key to the Nordic species of Amanita – Funga Nordica".
     The key should open in your preferred pdf-viewer (may fail under Mac OSX High Sierra and newer).
3. If everything works, you may buy the license to gain access to the unlimited MycoKey
     including all 600 pdf-keys.

MycoKey 4.1 installed version offers fully graphical synoptic keys to 1,100 genera of asco- and basidiomycetes, more than 3,300 species illustrated by more than 8,500 high quality illustrations, more than 24,000 cross references to literature and local names in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian and Swedish.

You can analyze sets of genera to find discriminating characters, read descriptions of genera and selected species and find knowledge on distribution and taxonomy of genera and species by following the links to MycoBank, Gbif and Index Fungorum.

The redesigned and simplified user interface includes a very convenient report view where all pictures of the genus is presented in conjunction with the genus description.

Version 4.1 also includes 600 analytical species keys to agarics, boletes, cyphellaceous fungi, aphylloporales and gastromycetes including all keys from Funga Nordica 1. edition, from Nordic Macromycetes vol. 3, and from the Danish atlasproject (try the Funga Nordica key to Amanita).

Confused on how to proceed or having problems installing MycoKey, please check the help and FAQ page.