The virtual Mycota provides an interface to descriptions and images on New Zealand's fungi, data also available through the NZFungi web pages.
To access data in NZFungi requires knowledge about the name of a fungus. The virtual Mycota provides simple keys, and sets of images for quick visual comparisons, allowing a nonexpert in fungi to more easily access data about an unknown fungus. Links from the species names of the fungi included in the virtual Mycota open the NZFungi page for the same species. The NZFungi page provides additional information on the nomenclature of the fungus, its distribution within New Zealand, cultures and specimens in collections, bibliography, etc.