University of California Santa Cruz Fungal Herbarium (UCSC)

The UCSC Fungal Herbarium, hosted at the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, is a small but powerful collection comprising hundreds of collections from the Pacific states, as well as a few from farther abroad (including the eastern United States and Mexico). Our herbarium is set apart by the high quality of photography and metadata accompanying the collections. The breadth and depth of collections from the Redwood Coast bioregion in particular makes this an excellent resource for ecologists. Contributions of funding and logistial support from the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz and ongoing work by students of the UCSC MycoTeam have made it possible to pair microscopic data, and in many cases, DNA sequences with our collections.
Contacts: Christian Schwarz,;
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d8931266-37ec-48a6-be43-6c81a35a71da
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,970 specimen records
  • 1,403 (71%) georeferenced
  • 25 (1%) with images (26 total images)
  • 1 GenBank genetic references
  • 1,130 (57%) identified to species
  • 108 families
  • 279 genera
  • 556 species
  • 566 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics