Full name: Species Fungorum
Short name: Species Fungorum
Version: 8.0. Sep 2008
Release date: 2008-09-05
Authors/editors: P.M. Kirk
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi (diverse taxa)
Chromista - Hyphochytriomycota, Labyrinthulomycota, Oomycota
Protozoa - Acrasiomycota, Dictyosteliomycota (pro parte), Plasmodiophoromycota
English name of the group: Fungi; protozoan fungi; chromistan fungi
Number of species: 40,468
Number of infraspecific taxa: 1,687
Number of synonyms: 73,817
Number of common names: 918
Total number of names: 116,890
Abstract: 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.
Organization: CABI
Website: http://www.speciesfungorum.org