Digital catalogue

The digital catalogue of the fungus collections contains more than 43,000 records (31. December 2017). The data have already been available from Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) since  2013. In addition, we have created a separate portal for the digital catalogue, which enables users to retrieve more detailed information, i. e. on host range and substrates.

Please read before using the digital catalogue:

1. Scientific names of the rust fungi sensu lato (Pucciniomycetes) follow Klenke & Scholler (Pflanzenparasitische Kleinpilze, Springer, 2015), names of other groups correspond with "current names" listed in Index Fungorum and MycoBank and the names of plants (substrates, hosts) follow the Catalogue of Life.

2. Because it is still not possible to automatically transfer names from Index Fungorum and MycoBank specimens of one and the same species may have been deposited under two or even three different scientific names. Therefore, common synonyms listed in Index Fungorum should be searched as well when consulting the database.

3. So far, lichenised ascomycetes (lichens) are only represented in the database for the Black Forest National Park (Wilder See).

4. Most older collections are not georeferenced and therefore lack coordinates. So far, georeferenced data were only provided in special projects (Black Forest National Park, Karlsruhe). Consequently, only georeferenced species are shown on the maps. Georeferencing data is a main focus of our future collection efforts.

5. Data are freely available for non-commercial use. When using them for a publication we request citation of the databank as follows: Scholler, M. Digital catalogue of the fungus collections (KR), SMNK. Retrieved [date], from For special Information (e.g. for sequence analyses) and for commercial use of data please contact the curator

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