BPI - United States National Fungus Collections

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
10300 Baltimore Avenue;
BLDG. 010A, RM. 238, Barc-West;
Beltsville MD 20705
Beltsville - MD - United States

The USDA-ARS Systematic Mycology & Microbiology Laboratory includes the U.S. National Fungus Collections (BPI) with one-million reference specimens. Data associated with these specimens have been computerized and are available on-line. In addition reports of fungi on plants provide a comprehensive account of the host range and geographic distribution of fungi on plants throughout the world. Data are continuously added to the databases from herbarium specimens, newly published fungus-host distributions, and accurate scientific names of plant pathogenic fungi. Data shared with the speciesLink network refer to samples collected in South America.

Online since: 24/11/2015
Last update: 26/04/2023

Number of records

Total: 31,468
Online: 24,300
Georeferenced: 0
(by municipality: 0)
With images: 0

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United States National Fungus Collections, BPI


Lisa Castlebury
Substitute curator:
Shannon Dominick