Cornell University Plant Pathology Herbarium (CUP)

The Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium (CUP) is a large research collection of preserved fungi and other organisms that cause plant diseases. CUP is the fourth largest mycological herbarium in North America. We hold about 400,000 fungus and plant disease specimens, including over 8000 type specimens. Our main geographic strength is northeastern North America, but we also hold important collections from the tropics including the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Southeast Asia and Macaronesia. Our collections include many rare fungal exsiccati as well as many authors' herbaria (Atkinson, Durand, Fairman, Gremmen, Honey, Korf, Stewart, Welch). The CUP Photograph Collection supplements our specimens and comprises roughly 60,000 historical, scientific photographs of mushrooms, agricultural practices, plant diseases, and portraits of scientists.

Director of the Fungarium: Kathie Hodge, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-3009-8435)
Collection Manager: Teresa Iturriaga, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1958-9866)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: db7e5316-dfd6-4ffa-b26f-eaa54ce972a2
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium
334 Plant Science
236 Tower Rd, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY   14853-5904
Collection Statistics
  • 181,548 specimen records
  • 101,534 (56%) georeferenced
  • 129,202 (71%) with images (135,727 total images)
  • 5 GenBank genetic references
  • 129,853 (72%) identified to species
  • 498 families
  • 3,528 genera
  • 28,155 species
  • 28,972 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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