Herbarium Acronym: BPI Affiliated Institution: USDA-ARS Systematic Mycology & Microbiology Laboratory Herbarium Location: Beltsville Agrcultural Research Center, Bldg 010A, Rm 230; 10300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland, Prince George's County, 20705, UNITED STATES Phone Number: 301-504-5364 Herbarium Webpage:https://nt.ars-grin.gov/fungaldatabases
Name of Primary Contact: Lisa A. Castlebury Email of Primary Contact: HerbariumBPI@ars.usda.gov
Currently accepting specimens?: Yes
Location requirements for collections:: none Describe identification requirements:: identified to genus Describe other metadata requirements:: Complete locality data including: Collector, Collector number, Identified By, Date, Country, State, County, location, substrate, host, latitude, longitude, elevation, and notes is required. Describe preservation requirements:: Specimens must be fully dried on a food dehydrator or by other means if not fleshy. Do NOT overcook specimens as this destroys DNA! Describe taxa of specific interest:: Microfungi, rusts, smuts are preferred. All taxa will be accepted, however, if a publication will be forthcoming. Describe taxa not accepted:: none Other submission requirements:: Contact herbarium personnel prior to sending specimens to confirm BPI is the most appropriate repository. Do you digitize collections?: No Able to accept and associate digital photographs with collections?: No
The US National Fungus Collections (Herbarium BPI) is a mycological institution that includes the Western Hemisphere’s largest fungal herbarium, the John A. Stevenson Mycological Library, and associated databases and web resources.