Eastern Illinois University (EIU)

The fungal collections of EIU emphasize macrofungi from Midwestern and southeastern North America with additional collections from the Pacific Coast of North America, Belgium, Belize, Costa Rica, Russia, Sweden, and New Zealand. There are approximately 15,000 specimens in the herbarium which are pertinent to this project, including vouchers for the studies of Andrew Methven and students (e.g., Hustad et al, 2011; Miller and Methven, 2000; Methven, 1997; Methven, 1990). EIU also houses approximately 15,000 photographic slides, 7,500 digital images, and 15,000 field notes stored with the specimens collected by Methven and students.

Contacts: Andrew Methven, asmethven@eiu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c6b69566-dbc2-4880-beff-0de0e8b4531d
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 13,931 specimen records
  • 13,895 (100%) georeferenced
  • 13,867 (100%) with images (23,996 total images)
  • 1 GenBank genetic references
  • 10,940 (79%) identified to species
  • 191 families
  • 608 genera
  • 2,306 species
  • 2,447 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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