F-Lichens - Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Lichen Collection

F - The Field Museum
F Collection
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago - IL - United States

The mycology collection at The Field Museum is a major resource for studies in evolution, systematics, and biodiversity of fungi and lichens and conservation of their habitats. It consists of currently over 200,000 specimens with world-wide coverage and broad taxonomic representation. It is rich in type collections, especially of neotropical taxa and historical types from North America, Europe, and Asia. The Field Museum shares data of specimens collected in South America with speciesLink.

Online since: 22/04/2020
Last update: 30/11/2022

Number of records

Total: 3,173
Online: 3,081
Georeferenced: 1,811
(by municipality: 5)
With images: 258

Conditions for using the data

The Field Museum releases its collections data under the CC0 public domain waiver (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/). This waiver places our biodiversity collections data in the public domain, and we decline to enforce any intellectual property rights we may have in it. The Museum also makes its multimedia based on collections items and specimens publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) for the distribution, publication, and remixing of media for any non-commercial purpose, as long as you credit the Field Museum and follow the other requirements of the Creative Commons license. For more information, access the Field Museum Norms page [https://www.fieldmuseum.org/science/research/use-collections-data-and-images] that talks in more detail about the licensing and fair use.

How to cite

Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Lichen Collection (https://fmipt.fieldmuseum.org/ipt/resource?r=fmnh_lichens), accessed through speciesLink at (dd/mm/yyyy).


Matt von Konrat
Thorsten Lumbsch
Sharon Grant
Wyatt Gaswick