State University of New York, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Herbarium (SYRF)

The fungal collections of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York emphasize wood decay fungi and fungi of the northeastern U.S. There are about 15,000 specimens pertinent to this project, including vouchers for the studies of Josiah Lowe (1938-1993) and his students (including Robert L. Gilbertson and M. J. Larsen). Based on these collections over 75 systematic papers were published (e.g. Lowe, 1963, 1975; Larsen, 1968). SYRF specimens have not yet been digitized, but the data generated by this project, will be maintained by SYRF using appropriate software. This project will not only create an electronic version of the data stored in the herbarium, but also affords the opportunity for an advanced undergraduate student or graduate student to learn digitization techniques.
Contacts: Alexander Weir,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f9d2e3a0-7396-41d7-ab74-e9bab47de676
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 12,542 specimen records
  • 10 (0.08%) georeferenced
  • 12,186 (97%) with images (23,237 total images)
  • 10,473 (84%) identified to species
  • 28 families
  • 212 genera
  • 1,367 species
  • 1,376 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics