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    U.S. National Fungus Collections


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    • 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.

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