Storage: Currently the database holds 7243 collection objects, 15546 preparations, and 3 Type specimens (1 isotype, 1 holotype and 1 paratype). Preparations stored in the database include: dried specimens, drawings, macrophotographs in situ, macrophotographs in studio, measuring data, microphotographs under stereo lens, microphotographs under transmitted light microscope, habitat images, and spore print.

Collectors and determiners. Total number of collectors – 41, the majority of specimens ((96%) in the collection were collected by two persons (Filippova N., Bulyonkova T.).

Identification was performed by a total of 31 specialists through direct work in the fungarium, in other laboratories with loaned material, or making comments on identification through Internet mycological forums.

Collectors of YSU Fungarium
Experts of YSU Fungarium

Reference works: about a third of the collection specimens have been cited in one to four publications. About 100 publications are linked to specimens in the database, including journal papers, descriptions in the Red Book of Khanty-Mansiyskiy Autonomous Okrug and publications of specimens in Internet mycological forums (AscoFrance, MushroomObserver, and others).

 Loans and gifts: about 300 specimens were loaned or given away as gifts to specialists during the existence of the Fungarium. The total number of loan agents (borrowers or donors) amounted to 14, with countries represented as follows: Russia (374), China (19), USA (10), Germany (8), and the Netherlands (1). The major collections to which the specimens were donated include the Herbarium of Komarov Botanical Institute, Saint-Petersburg (LE) – 263 specimens; The Fungarium of the University of Illinois, USA – 3 specimens; The Herbarium of the University of Leipzig (LZ) – 1 holotype specimen.


Last update: 21.01.2021