Mycological Collection - databases
More than 500 type collections of Cortinarius species and 80 further types of other fungi are searchable in the database. The mycological collection of the Herbarium IB/IBF also hosts type collections from Italian mycologists (F. Bellù, M. Contu, M. Sarnari and G. Simonini) as well as type material of E. Horak and J.B. Cleland (Australia).
The“Pilzdaten Austria“ database project of the „Austrian Mycological Society“ provides information on the distribution and abundances of fungi (Basidio- and Ascomycota) in Austria. The database is based on the current data status of the Bio-Office „Datenbank der Pilze Österreichs“ and is continuously maintained and expanded. The species list/nomenclature is updated regularly. All Austrian data of the mycological collection IB/IBF have been included in this database. The database contains more than 7,000 records of fungal occurrences from the Institute of Microbiology (University of Innsbruck), including reference material from master's and PhD theses and data from field excursions. Members of the institute of microbiology made significant contributions to the Pilzdaten-Austria.eu.
Vouchers from the following of Master and PhD Theses are deposited in the mycological collection: Dorninger Andrea (1988, 1993), Harder Barbara (1989), Huber Alexander Christian (2023), Huymann Lesley (2022), Krpata Doris (2004, 2008), Ladurner Heidi (1995, 2001), Mühlmann Oliver (2003-2008), Oberkofler Irmgard (2005, 2008), Singer Harald (2001), Tinhofer Inge (1990), Telagathoti Anusha (2022).
UNITE focuses on high-quality ITS sequences generated from fruiting bodies collected and identified by experts and deposited in public herbaria. The mycological collection IB/IBF contributed mainly with Mortierella and Cortinarius types to the UNITE database.