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Catalog of Macrofungi

The New York Botanical Garden is in the process of cataloging its specimens of macrofungi from the New World. We intend to make these records available on a family by family basis as cataloging is completed.

The New York Botanical Garden would like to thank Gene Yetter for his contributions to this catalog.

To search the Catalog of Macrofungi by the name of the plant (family, genus, species, or subspecific epithet), author, collector, collector number, barcode number, or type status, use the Basic Search box below. To search one or more specific fields in the database, choose the Detailed Search.

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Detailed Search
Scientific Name


Scientific Name*


Scientific Name (all determinations)


Scientific Name*




Collection Number
Collection Location





Specific Locality

Barcode ID

Determiner/Identifier of Specimen

Type Status

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Search Tips

Searches in the Virtual Herbarium are by default word-based. The fastest searches are made by using whole words as the criteria. Wildcard characters can be used to find partial words, but search times will be significantly longer.

Use an asterisk (*) as a substitute for any number of characters in a word. (Example: "South*" in the Province/State field will return specimen records from "South Dakota," "South Carolina," etc.)

Use an exclamation mark before a word to specifically exclude that word from the search. (Example: "Boletus" in the Genus field and "!pallidus" in the Species field will return all records of Boletus except Boletus pallidus.)

Use quotation marks to search for exact phrases. Words not enclosed by quotation marks will be used to return records with all of the words, but not necessarily in the order typed.

*The Scientific Name field searches the genus, species, infraspecies, and author abbreviations of a name.
Example 1: the search term "cinerea" finds specimens of Bovista cinerea and Mycena cinerea.
Example 2: the term "Massee" finds specimen records of numerous taxa described by George E. Massee.

Author abbreviations can be found using Harvard University Herbaria's Index of Botanists.

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