Marcel Bon

Marcel Bon ( born 1925 in Picardy ) is a French mycologist. He is one of the leading specialists in agarics. His botanical and mycological author abbreviation is " Bon ".

Bon is a member of several scientific associations and co-founder of a major mycological journal. He is considered an expert on the flora of the deserts and dunes of northern France. Bon has made ​​numerous discoveries watercolors and drawings spores.

In 1987 he published together with the artists John Wilkinson and Denys Ovenden 's work The Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and North - western Europe, which has more than 1,500 described species of fungi and varieties. It was translated under the title Pareys book of mushrooms into German and is considered a standard work. In addition, Marcel Bon is the author of several species monographs.


  • The Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and North Western Europe. Hodder and Stoughton, 1987. Pareys book of mushrooms. Parey, 1988. ( Translation )