Purdue University, Arthur Fungarium (PUR)

The Arthur Fungarium comprises approximately 120,000 specimens of plant rust fungi. The Fungarium was established in 1​887 by Dr. Joseph C. Arthur​, a pioneer American plant pathologist and mycologist. The Fungarium is housed within the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University and has been considered the most important collection of plant rust fungi in the world collected from a across a broad geographic distribution and historical time line.
Contact: Dr. M. Catherine Aime, Director (maime@purdue.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 August 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 108,014 occurrence
  • 102,018 (94%) georeferenced
  • 9,585 (9%) with images
  • 98,182 (91%) identified to species
  • 452 families
  • 180 genera
  • 4,881 species
  • 4,898 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics