MatchMaker is a program to help identify mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. It contains a database of over 4000 descriptions of gilled and nongilled mushrooms. There is an interface for entering mushroom characteristics to find species that fit those characteristics. There are about 5700 illustrations of over 2200 species, from 170 different photographers.
It is a non-profit educational project, downloadable for free. If download is not possible, CDs may be obtained free from Ian Gibson (see e-mail address and mailing address below).
The earliest versions of the program were available in 1999. Version 1.3 was completed in August 2008. Version 2.0, which added the ability to enter characters of nongilled mushrooms, was completed in 2010. Version 2.1 (2012) integrated the gilled and nongilled programs.
Version 2.1.1 is the current version and was completed in August 2014.