DBG Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi
The Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi is the largest and best curated mycological collection of the Southern Rocky Mountain Region, with approximately 18,000 preserved and documented specimens of mushrooms and other fungi. The collection includes more than 2,500 species within approximately 300 genera. There are 36 TYPE collections of Colorado fungi. Images: many may be found online. Higher resolution images are available upon request.
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Primarily Southern Rocky Mountain Region
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [35.67, -110.48], North East [42.49, -101.78]|
We have an excellent, well-documented representation of native Basidiomycetes with a particularly strong collection of the Russulales, as well as the genera Hebeloma, Agaricus and Suillus. Our strengths include gasteroid collections from the prairies and grasslands of Colorado and especially noteworthy colletions of “snowbank” fungi. Many rare cup fungi stand out in our extensive Ascomycete collection. Our collections are supported by an extensive literature collection. Aproximately 250 species of Colorado Mycomycetes are also included.
|Family||Agaricaceae, Strophariaceae, Tricholomataceae, Russulaceae|
|Parent Collection Identifier||http://biocol.org/urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:12925|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|