University of California Santa Cruz Fungal Herbarium (UCSC)

The UCSC Fungal Herbarium is a small but powerful collection comprising hundreds of collections from the Pacific states, as well as a few from farther abroad (including the eastern United States and Mexico). Our herbarium is set apart by the high quality of photography and metadata accompanying the collections. The breadth and depth of collections from the Redwood Coast bioregion in particular makes this an excellent resource for ecologists. Contributions of funding and logistial support from the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz and ongoing work by students of the UCSC MycoTeam have made it possible to pair microscopic data, and in many cases, DNA sequences with our collections.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d8931266-37ec-48a6-be43-6c81a35a71da
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,089 occurrence
  • 13 (1%) georeferenced
  • 1 (0.09%) with images
  • 1 GenBank references
  • 647 (59%) identified to species
  • 73 families
  • 205 genera
  • 425 species
  • 433 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics