Canadian National Mycological Herbarium (AAFC-DAOM)

The mycological collection holds over 350,000 fungal and fungal plant disease specimens which make it the largest fungarium of non lichenized fungi in Canada. The specimens are used as vouchers for scientific research, scientific names and living fungal cultures maintained in the Canadian Collection of Fungal Cultures (CCFC). Herbarium specimens document the existence of indigenous and invasive species (agents of disease: pathogens, toxigenic species, symbionts, saprophytes and other biodiversity components) in all Canadian provinces and territories, on different types of hosts, at different stages of their life cycles, and during different times of the year. The fungarium also holds many representatives of foreign disease-causing fungi which can be used for comparative purposes. Lichenized fungi (that is to say, those forming lichens) are generally excluded and by written agreement are housed in the lichen section (CANL) of the National Herbarium of Canada (CAN) at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Curator: Scott Redhead,, (613) 759-1384 (ORCID #: 0000-0001-9715-3705)
Collections Manager: Shannon Asencio, shannon.asencio@AGR.GC.CA, (613) 715-5314 (ORCID #: 0000-0003-4984-1081)
Herbarium Technician: Jennifer Wilkinson, jennifer.wilkinson@AGR.GC.CA, (613) 759-6521 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9958-9796)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 July 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: ©His Majesty the King in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
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Canadian National Mycological Herbarium
Wm. Saunder's Building 49, 960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario   K1A 0C6
(613) 759-1384
Collection Statistics
  • 228,011 specimen records
  • 346 (0.15%) georeferenced
  • 2,641 (1%) with images (3,409 total images)
  • 211,149 (93%) identified to species
  • 489 families
  • 3,375 genera
  • 23,593 species
  • 24,660 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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