University of Wyoming, Wilhelm G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium (RMS)

Wilhelm G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium (RMS) at the University of Wyoming was formally established in 1979.  It contains 49,000 specimens, mostly of microfungi, that represent the life's work of Dr. Solheim (50 years). Many of the specimens were acquired through exchange. It represents the largest collection of fungi from the Rocky Mountain region.

The collection is associated with the Rocky Mountain Herbarium which contains 1.2 million specimens of vascular plants of which 750,000 are databased and georeferrenced.
Contact: Burrell “Ernie” Nelson (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 53b69cf0-a097-4840-91ed-a1eb33f8ded2
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 37,245 occurrence
  • 5,105 (14%) georeferenced
  • 31,424 (84%) with images
  • 35,224 (95%) identified to species
  • 307 families
  • 1,593 genera
  • 10,712 species
  • 10,954 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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