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.

Collection Manager (Mycology & Lichenology): Todd Widhelm,, 3126657057 (ORCID #: 0000-0001-6453-3429)
Curator: H. Thorsten Lumbsch,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 January 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
Gantz Family Collection Center
Chicago, Illinois   60605
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 71,429 specimen records
  • 41,013 (57%) georeferenced
  • 41,088 (58%) with images (100,480 total images)
  • 51,797 (73%) identified to species
  • 164 families
  • 825 genera
  • 7,397 species
  • 7,950 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics