Duke University, Herbarium Fungal Collection (DUKE)

The Duke Fungal Herbarium was established by Duke mycologist Dr. Rytas Vilgalys in the early 1990's. The Herbarium consists mainly of Basidiomycete collections with special emphasis on Agaricomycetes. Specimens of Septobasidium, collected by Dr. Daniel Henk for his dissertation research, and dissertation research vouchers of truffles (Tuber) of Dr. Greg Bonito are accessioned in our holdings. Rich in new collections from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Newfoundland and Labrador, Columbia, South Africa and the United States. Significant collections from Papua New Guinea, France, Costa Rica and China.
Contacts: Rytas Vilgalys, fungi@duke.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1231eb25-bc07-4174-9660-69fe787f1c2e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 14,271 specimen records
  • 10,494 (74%) georeferenced
  • 4,331 (30%) with images (5,540 total images)
  • 127 GenBank references
  • 9,891 (69%) identified to species
  • 196 families
  • 623 genera
  • 2,285 species
  • 2,321 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics