Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Estonian University of Life Sciences (TAAM) & Estonian University of Life Sciences (EAA) (TAAM & EAA)

Until 2009, TAAM was formally an integral part of the herbarium TAA, but actually an almost independent collection. About one third of the collection is regional (Estonian), most specimens have been collected during field trips in Russia (incl. Siberia and Far East), Middle Asian and Caucasian republics. Many collections of Hymenomycetes and Discomycetes. Partly databased (as a part of the Estonian joint database of fungal collections and literature data maintained in and continued by the Museum of Natural History of the Tartu University). EAA is fully databased. Part of the Estonian national fungal collections: Dried specimens of mushrooms and lichens are stored in four main collections in Estonia, the largest collections of which are located in Tartu (University of Tartu and Estonian University of Life Sciences) and the smaller ones in Tallinn (Tallinn Botanical Garden and Estonian Museum of Natural History). In total, about 600,000 dried specimens are stored in mushroom collections. Most of the materials kept in mushroom collections have been collected from Estonia, but a large part of the materials brought from the territory of the former USSR also form a large part. Nowadays, scientists have brought mushroom lichens from all continents. The collection of live fungal cultures consists of fungi that are grown on agar medium and kept alive under controlled conditions.

Contacts: Kadri Pärtel,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 November 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 145,275 specimen records
  • 60,223 (41%) georeferenced
  • 79 GenBank, 1,062 misc genetic references
  • 104,559 (72%) identified to species
  • 420 families
  • 1,854 genera
  • 9,841 species
  • 10,013 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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