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Catalog of the Tulane University Fungal Herbarium

The fungal collections from the Tulane University (NO) Herbarium were donated to The New York Botanical Garden in May 1999. The more than 8,000 specimens have been incorporated into the NYBG Herbarium. During the course of the incorporation project, Curatorial Assistant Amy B. Falder has been cataloguing the label information from these specimens into the Garden's institutional specimen database. These data, through the efforts of Senior Information Manager Kevin Indoe and the NYBG Computer Services Department, are available for searching. In addtion, several of these specimens already exist at NY and are available for donation to other institutions.

List of taxa available in the catalog

To search the Tulane University Fungal Catalog by the name of the fungus (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.

 Basic Search


 Advanced Search
(most recent determination)
Scientific Name
(most recent determination)
Searches the genus, species, infraspecies, and author abbreviations of a name.
(most recent determination)
(most recent determination)
(most recent determination)
(all determinations)
Scientific Name
(all determinations)
Searches the genus, species, infraspecies, and author abbreviations of a name.
(all determinations)
(all determinations)
(all determinations)
Common Name
Determiner Searches initials and last name.
Collector Searches initials and last name.
Collection Number
Collection Date
(dd mm yyyy)
One or more may be used to search the collection date.
Continent Examples: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Central America, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America, West Indies
Country Avoid abbreviations. Examples: Netherlands Antilles; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; United States of America
State/Province Avoid abbreviations. Examples: Mato Grosso do Sul; Nevada; Santa Catarina
Precise Location
Plant Description
Barcode Unique NY-assigned specimen barcode number
Type Status "Holotype," "Isotype," etc.
Records with Images Limits searches to only those records with images or other multimedia attachments.
Records Per Page

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: "New*" in the Province/State field will return specimen records from "New York," "New Hampshire," etc.)

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

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 Arcyria cinerea, Peniophora cinerea, etc.
Example 2: the term "Cooke" finds specimen records of numerous taxa described by Mordecai C. Cooke.

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

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