Duke University Herbarium Fungal Collection (DUKE)

The Duke Fungal Herbarium was established by Duke mycologist Dr. Rytas Vilgalys in the early 1990's. The Herbarium consists mainly of Basidiomycete collections with special emphasis on Agaricomycetes. Specimens of Septobasidium, collected by Dr. Daniel Henk for his dissertation research, and dissertation research vouchers of truffles (Tuber) of Dr. Greg Bonito are accessioned in our holdings. Rich in new collections from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Newfoundland and Labrador, Columbia, South Africa and the United States. Significant collections from Papua New Guinea, France, Costa Rica and China.

Curator of Fungi: Rytas Vilgalys, fungi@duke.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1231eb25-bc07-4174-9660-69fe787f1c2e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 14,748 specimen records
  • 10,930 (74%) georeferenced
  • 4,681 (32%) with images (5,977 total images)
  • 154 GenBank genetic references
  • 10,164 (69%) identified to species
  • 200 families
  • 633 genera
  • 2,353 species
  • 2,390 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics