R-Fungi - Herbário do Museu Nacional - Coleção de Fungos

UFRJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
MN - Museu Nacional
R Collection
Museu Nacional - Departamento de Botânica;
Horto Botânico - Quinta da Boa Vista, s.n., Bairro Imperial de São Cristovão
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil

The Herbarium of the National Museum (R) of the Department of Botany of the National Museum (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) was founded in 1831, being the first herbarium in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America. The herbarium consists of a total of approximately 500,000 specimens. The R-Fungi includes material collected by mainly by foreign naturalists during the 19th century, such as E. Ule, Malme, Santersson, Rick, Corner, Kimmerle, Hioram, among others. It consists of a total of approximately 4553 (ca. 1% of the general collection) specimens distributed in fungi (2039) and lichenized fungi (2514), covering distinct vegetation formations from Brazil and abroad. The R-Fungi collection is organized in compacting cabinets and in alphabetical order and is in good condition. Currently, the material is in the process of informatization. It is an active and continuously growing collection.

Online since: 28/11/2019
Last update: 01/03/2024

Number of records

Total: 4,680
Online: 4,680
Georeferenced: 40
(by municipality: 1,415)
With images: 34

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Herbário do Museu Nacional - Centro de referência da biodiversidade brasileira


Director or head of department:
Cláudia Barbieri Ferreira Mendonça
Vera Lúcia Campos Martins