Database details

Full name:

Species Fungorum

Short name:

Species Fungorum


Sep 2006

Release date:

September 3rd, 2006


PM Kirk

Taxonomic coverage:

Fungi (diverse taxa); Chromista - Hyphochytriomycota, Labyrinthulomycota, Oomycota; Protozoa - Acrasiomycota, Dictyosteliomycota (pro parte), Plasmodiophoromycota

Number of species names:

30,085 accepted names; 54,372 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

1,452 accepted names; 6,813 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



The Index Fungorum (maintained by the Index Fungorum Partnership) is the global nomenclatural database for fungi (Fungi, chromistan fungi, protozoan fungi) and contains over 380,000 names at the rank of species and below. Some names in this database comprise the Species Fungorum component from CABI Bioscience and are identified as the correct name for a taxon or as a synonym. The names of about 34,000 species (plus 65,000 synonyms) of mainly economically important fungi in groups that are not yet covered globally in other GSDs are included. Species Fungorum aspires to be a global checklist of the fungi and provides links to sources of additional information (descriptions, illustrations, on-line identification systems) where these are available.



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