University of Wyoming, Wilhelm G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium (RMS)

Wilhelm G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium (RMS) at the University of Wyoming was formally established in 1979.  It contains 49,000 specimens, mostly of microfungi, that represent the life's work of Dr. Solheim (50 years). Many of the specimens were acquired through exchange. It represents the largest collection of fungi from the Rocky Mountain region.

The collection is associated with the Rocky Mountain Herbarium which contains 1.2 million specimens of vascular plants of which 750,000 are databased and georeferrenced.
Contacts: Burrell “Ernie” Nelson,
Director of the Herbarium: David Tank,
Curator: Ben Legler,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 53b69cf0-a097-4840-91ed-a1eb33f8ded2
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 37,245 specimen records
  • 5,105 (14%) georeferenced
  • 31,424 (84%) with images (31,931 total images)
  • 35,345 (95%) identified to species
  • 321 families
  • 1,603 genera
  • 10,751 species
  • 10,993 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics