Duke University Herbarium Lichen Collection (DUKE)

The William Louis & Chicita F. Culberson Lichen Herbarium consists of about 160,000 lichen specimens including 600 lichen types. It is focused mainly on collections of Cladoniaceae and Parmeliaceae, although collections of crustose lichens are increasing due to the activities of members of the Lutzoni lab. About 12,000 specimens of the Harmand's collection are exsiccates of Arnold, Desmazieres, Faurie, Flagey, Fries E., Fries Th., Funck, Harmand, Hepp, Leighton, Lojka, Malbranche, Mereschkowsky, Nylander, Olivier, Roumeguere, Schaerer, Zahlbruckner, and Zwackh.
Contacts: Francois Lutzoni, Curator of Lichens, flutzoni@duke.edu
Collections Manager of Lichens (principal contact): Scott LaGreca, scott.lagreca@duke.edu, +1(919) 660-7300 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-1988-0437)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 March 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Duke University Herbarium
Biology Dept., Duke University
130 Science Drive
Box 90338
Durham, North Carolina   27708-0338
Collection Statistics
  • 98,993 specimen records
  • 47,038 (48%) georeferenced
  • 12,687 (13%) with images (13,101 total images)
  • 87,915 (89%) identified to species
  • 124 families
  • 825 genera
  • 6,532 species
  • 6,545 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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