University of Copenhagen (C)

The database for fungi includes p.t. ca. 47.000 records from the fungal herbarium. Most of them have been obtained after 1990 and all newly received collections will be digitized. In connection with loans, research and similar purposes also older collections have been digitized, but there is not enough resources to digitize the whole herbarium. Each collection is presented with the Danish name, the Latin name, the country of origin, the locality, the collector and the person, who identified the species. Furthermore the date of collection and any notes given on the habitat is shown. A rough taxonomical guide can be searched, separating the fungi into 14 groups. Also, it is possible to search for collections from a country. When using the database it should be kept in mind that the taxonomy of the fungi is changing very rapidly these years, due to the molecular results. Therefore, the database is not necessarily reflecting the latest results and opinions on taxonomy. The base is updated regularly (1-2 times a year) and the update will also include new names. The database is constructed and maintained in dbase by Peer Corfixen. Christian Lange made the interface and adapted the search-part in Filemaker/Windows. Henning Knudsen is scientifically responsible. Notes In 2004 the Botanical Museum, the Library, the Botanical Garden, the Zoological Museum, and the Geological Museum were merged and became the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The Natural History Museum is a department of the University of Copenhagen. Museum Botanicum Hauniense = C. Herbarium C is housed in temporary premises within an hour's travel outside Copenhagen until 2020 while we build a new Natural History Museum in the Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen. Please note the Danish Greenlandic collections are currently without curation, but accessible to the extent possible through our curatorial managers.
Head of Collections: Nikolaj Scharff, (ORCID #: 0000-0001-6809-2878)
Collections Manager: Christian Lange,, 4535321013
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 46,933 specimen records
  • 38,428 (82%) georeferenced
  • 46,793 (100%) identified to species
  • 276 families
  • 1,316 genera
  • 4,904 species
  • 4,904 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution