Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)

Fungal Herbarium


The Fungal Herbarium of the University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS), Florida Museum of Natural History, is managed by the Department of Plant Pathology. It is located in Building 737, a building on Hull Road west of Fifield Hall on the University of Florida campus. Contact the Fungal Herbarium staff for more information and directions.


The Curator of the Fungal Herbarium is Dr. Matthew E. Smith.

Mailing Address:  Dr. Matthew E. Smith
                  Fungal Herbarium
                  Department of Plant Pathology
                  2527 Fifield Hall
                  2550 Hull Rd.
                  University of Florida
                  P.O. Box 110180
                  Gainesville, Florida  32611-0180

Telephone:        (352) 273-2837
Email:            trufflesmith@[no spam]ufl.edu


Matthew Smith image Curator:
Dr. Matthew E. Smith
Phone: (352) 273-2837
Email: trufflesmith@[no spam]ufl.edu
Projects/specialties: Systematics and ecology of Fungi - molecular ecology; ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungi; taxonomy of truffles

Collection Manager:
Rosanne Healy
2517 Fifield Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4679
Email: rhealy1@[no spam]ufl.edu
Projects/specialties: Fungal Systematics

Other Staff and Researchers:
Laurel Kaminsky, Curatorial Associate
Email: barrykaminsky@[no spam]ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 273-4632

Dr. Gerald L. Benny, Courtesy Research Professor
Phone: (352) 273-4684
Email: gbenny@[no spam]ufl.edu
Projects/specialties: Collection digitization; zygomycete and plectomycete development and taxonomy


A searchable database of macrofungi specimens is available at the Mycology Collections Portal website: