USDA United States National Fungus Collection (USDA-ARS-Fungi)

The USDA-ARS U.S. National Fungus Collections (BPI) currently houses approximately one-million reference specimens. Data associated with over 925,000 specimens have been computerized and are available on-line. In addition reports of fungi on plants provide a comprehensive account of the host range and geographic distribution of fungi on plants throughout the world. Data are continuously added to the databases from herbarium specimens and newly published fungus-host distributions and disease reports. Additional databases contain taxonomic literature references and accurate scientific names of plant pathogenic fungi.

Contacts: Lisa Castlebury, Lisa.Castlebury@USDA.GOV
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
USDAARS-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
Cite this collection:
USDA United States National Fungus Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 59452575-0486-445c-be35-2279bb303182) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 651 specimen records
  • 577 (89%) georeferenced
  • 34 (5%) with images (49 total images)
  • 557 (86%) identified to species
  • 93 families
  • 156 genera
  • 284 species
  • 293 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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