Cal Poly Humboldt Fungarium (HSC-F)

The CPH Fungarium is a collection of regional macrofungi numbering over 5000 specimens. It is the largest (in fact, only) fungarium to house as many specimens specifically from the northwestern California Klamath Mountains bioregion. Taxa covered include all major orders, families, and genera of Agaricomycetes, as well as many Ascomycota. These regional specimens have been accessioned since the late 1960’s primarily by Prof. Emeritus David Largent and a succession of his graduate students. In addition to the regional collection, the Fungarium also houses approximately 4000 specimens of tropical macrofungi from Guyana, French Guiana, Venezuela, and Cameroon, associated with the research of current HSU mycologist, Dr. T.W. Henkel and his graduate students. This extremely valuable collection includes holotype specimens for more than 150 species and genera new to science that were described over the past 20 years, and many more new taxa awaiting formal description. Specimens of both collections are available for study by outside researchers and specimen loans. Digitization of the collections has begun as of 2021 with the goal of digitizing the collections entirely over the coming years.

Contacts: Sarah Norvell,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 988b1f42-f656-4558-8ea2-8d59ecc652fe
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 4,367 specimen records
  • 1,680 (38%) georeferenced
  • 4 (0.09%) with images (6 total images)
  • 181 GenBank genetic references
  • 3,423 (78%) identified to species
  • 100 families
  • 301 genera
  • 1,132 species
  • 1,136 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics