University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA-UNCA)

The UNCA Fungarium was started in 2022 by Dr. Jonathan Horton and his undergraduate research student, Ari Puentes.  The collection focuses on fleshy fungi of the southern Appalachians, particularly western North Carolina. As the Fungarium grows it will include voucher specimens from Dr. Horton and his students' research, as well as contributed specimens from students in his Mycology course and members of the Asheville Mushroom Club.  The goal is to have DNA bar codes for specimens, especially ectomycorrhizal species.

Curator of Fungi: Jonathan Horton,, 828-232-5152 (ORCID #: 0000-0001-9994-0585)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2e8cc078-a84e-452b-b627-6566c3bca259
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 142 specimen records
  • 136 (96%) georeferenced
  • 109 (77%) with images (203 total images)
  • 129 (91%) identified to species
  • 40 families
  • 59 genera
  • 102 species
  • 107 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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