Field Museum of Natural History (F)

Additional electronic access to F database is available at: Specialty: Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.

Curator: H. Thorsten Lumbsch,, 312-665-7881
Collection Manager (Mycology & Lichenology): Todd Widhelm,, 3126657057 (ORCID #: 0000-0001-6453-3429)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 31 May 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
Gantz Family Collection Center
Chicago, Illinois   60605
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 71,408 specimen records
  • 37,669 (53%) georeferenced
  • 31,702 (44%) with images (91,023 total images)
  • 50,269 (70%) identified to species
  • 163 families
  • 812 genera
  • 7,152 species
  • 7,620 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics