When Dr. Cunningham died in 1962 the manuscript of this monograph was still uncompleted. Miss J. M. Dingley, with the assistance of her staff, undertook to make it ready for publication. The result is a well-edited companion-volume to the previously published “The Thelephoraceae of Australia and New Zealand”. Only species are included ‘authentic’ specimens of which were examined. Under a section “Unknown and Rejected Species” a long list of names is given “of species listed by earlier workers but of which specimens have not been available for study, are not in the region, or which were based on faulty identifications”.