Fungal Collection at the Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz (GLM)

The Fungal Collection at the Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz (GLM) comprises more than 110,000 herbarium specimens of true fungi (Eumycota, exclusive lichens). The around 4,400 taxa represented are mainly from Eastern Germany and collected from the 2nd half of the 20th century to present. A major part consists of poroid and corticioid wood-inhabiting fungi, collected by I. Dunger and co-workers from 1968 to 1995. Within the last decade the taxonomical and geographical scope of the collection has been continually expanding, now with substantial material from other groups of macromycetes as Hebeloma and phytopathogenic fungi (see detailed Description of the Fungal Collection in GLM in German). Since 2014 the Mycology section is headed by Dr. Ulrike Damm.
Section leader: Ulrike Damm,
Director of the Herbarium: Karsten Wesche,, [49] 3581 4760 310
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 31 August 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Access Rights: Herbert Boyle, Administrative point of contact:
Collection Statistics
  • 170,325 specimen records
  • 90,884 (53%) georeferenced
  • 92,279 (54%) identified to species
  • 249 families
  • 1,125 genera
  • 5,265 species
  • 5,265 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution