Purdue University, Arthur Fungarium (PUR)

The Arthur Fungarium comprises approximately 120,000 specimens of plant rust fungi. The Fungarium was established in 1​887 by Dr. Joseph C. Arthur​, a pioneer American plant pathologist and mycologist. The Fungarium is housed within the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University and has been considered the most important collection of plant rust fungi in the world collected from a across a broad geographic distribution and historical time line.
Director: Dr. M. Catherine Aime, maime@purdue.edu
Curator of Fungi: Dr. D. Rabern Simmons, simmondr@purdue.edu, 765-494-4623
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 December 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 108,015 specimen records
  • 102,020 (94%) georeferenced
  • 9,584 (9%) with images (9,712 total images)
  • 102,375 (95%) identified to species
  • 55 families
  • 181 genera
  • 4,910 species
  • 4,932 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that term