United States National Fungus Collections (BPI)

The USDA-ARS U.S. National Fungus Collections (BPI) currently houses approximately one-million reference specimens. Data associated with over 800,000 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.
Contact: Lisa A. Castlebury (Lisa.Castlebury@ARS.USDA.GOV)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 September 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 790,479 occurrence
  • 328,376 (42%) georeferenced
  • 1 (0%) with images
  • 865 GenBank references
  • 727,453 (92%) identified to species
  • 560 families
  • 4,647 genera
  • 58,238 species
  • 60,376 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics