USDA 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.
Contacts: Lisa A. Castlebury, Lisa.Castlebury@USDA.GOV
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ae4b3cef-0172-4256-871c-7e2e1aa289ba
Digital Metadata: EML File
U.S. National Fungus Collections, USDA-ARS
Room 230, Building 010A
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland   20705
[1] 301 504 5270
Collection Statistics
  • 926,984 specimen records
  • 405,335 (44%) georeferenced
  • 83,800 (9%) with images (83,824 total images)
  • 865 GenBank references
  • 854,317 (92%) identified to species
  • 605 families
  • 5,219 genera
  • 67,430 species
  • 69,864 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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