Tallinn Botanic Garden (TALL)

Taxonomic Coverage: Vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, and micromycetes mainly from Boreal Kingdom. Geography: Estonia, Europe, Siberia, Russian Far East, Middle Asia, and Caucasus. 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: Leida Ojasoo, Merlyn Pajur, leida.ojasoo@botaanikaaed.ee
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 5 November 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 15,101 specimen records
  • 5,425 (36%) georeferenced
  • 11,204 (74%) identified to species
  • 105 families
  • 243 genera
  • 651 species
  • 651 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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