Database Details : Species Fungorum for CoL+

Full name: Species Fungorum for CoL+ UPDATED!
Short name: Species Fungorum Plus
Version: Feb 20120
Release date: 2020-02-14
Authors/editors: Kirk P.M. (ed.)
Taxonomic coverage: Chromista - Bigyra, Oomycota, Cercozoa
- Fungi
English name of the group: All fungi
Number of living species 147,898
Number of living infraspecific taxa 281
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 144,344
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 292,523
Abstract: Species Fungorum is a project, based at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, to produce an effectively complete global checklist of organisms belonging to the kingdom Fungi, and to organisms which were previously included in the fungi but are now classified in other branches of the tree of life. It is a collaborative project where a small but active proportion of fungal taxonomist, via their publications, add to and update the fungal tree of life. With the development of the CoL+ architecture the project is simplified by abandoning the thirty-six Global Species Databases and recognizing a core of long standing collaborators as follows: Gerald L. Benny, Paul F. Cannon, Pedro C. Crous, Tassilo Feuerer, Yu-ming Ju, Bob W. Lichtwardt (deceased), David W. Minter, Lisa C. Offord, Jack D. Rogers, Arthur G. Schüßler, Kerstin Voigt, Chris Walker, Nalin N. Wijayawardene, Marvin C. Williams. Species Fungorum is built on top of the global fungal nomenclator Index Fungorum, which is now a contributor of taxonomically unevaluated names to CoL+ which are not included in Species Fungorum as the AVC name or a synonym.
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK
Website: http://www.speciesfungorum.org
Bibliographic citation: Kirk P.M. (ed.) (2020). Species Fungorum Plus: Species Fungorum for CoL+ (version Feb 20120). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2020-06-04 Beta (Roskov Y.; Ower G.; Orrell T.; Nicolson D.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.M.; Bourgoin T.; DeWalt R.E.; Decock W.; Nieukerken E. van; Penev L.; eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.