USDA United States National Fungus Collections (BPI)

The USDA-ARS U.S. National Fungus Collections (BPI) currently houses approximately one-million reference specimens. Data associated with over 925,000 specimens have been computerized and are available on-line. In addition reports of fungi on plants provide a comprehensive account of the host range and geographic distribution of fungi on plants throughout the world. Data are continuously added to the databases from herbarium specimens and newly published fungus-host distributions and disease reports. Additional databases contain taxonomic literature references and accurate scientific names of plant pathogenic fungi.

Contacts: Lisa A. Castlebury, Lisa.Castlebury@USDA.GOV
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ae4b3cef-0172-4256-871c-7e2e1aa289ba
Digital Metadata: EML File
U.S. National Fungus Collections, USDA-ARS
Room 230, Building 010A
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland   20705
[1] 301 504 5270
Collection Statistics
  • 962,113 specimen records
  • 430,396 (45%) georeferenced
  • 170,936 (18%) with images (215,276 total images)
  • 987 GenBank genetic references
  • 888,536 (92%) identified to species
  • 648 families
  • 5,337 genera
  • 70,073 species
  • 72,762 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics