Field Museum of Natural History (F)

Plants and fungi are essential to life on earth—key components of the planet’s ecology, biodiversity, climate, and human cultures. The study of plants and fungi is fundamental to medical science, conservation, genetics, agriculture, food-web studies, soil science, climate studies, anthropology, and many other fields. Field Museum botanists are leaders in the study of plant and fungi evolution, ecology, biogeography, environmental/climate impact, plant-animal interactions, and more.
Contact: H. Thorsten Lumbsch, Department Chair (tlumbsch@fieldmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 February 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 66,104 specimen records
  • 60,916 (92%) georeferenced
  • 64,835 (98%) with images
  • 62,496 (95%) identified to species
  • 71 families
  • 46 genera
  • 1,619 species
  • 1,850 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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