Herbarium details: National Forestry Mycological Herbarium (NZFRI–M)
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49 Sala Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
The National Forestry Mycological Herbarium (NZFRI–M) is maintained by the Forest Biosecurity and Protection Group at Ensis. Accessions date back to the early days of the New Zealand Forest Service in the 1920s and 30s.
Crown Research Institute
The herbarium supports both commercial and public good funded research, and diagnostic service to government, industry and the general public.
Scope of Collections
The herbarium contains approximately 4450 (including 18 holotypes) collections of pathogenic and saprophytic (particularly wood decaying) fungi (and a few algae and lichens) from temperate New Zealand native forests, exotic plantations and urban amenity plantings. There is also a small collection of pathogenic fungi from western North America.
The collection is currently being catalogued in an ACCESS database.
The National Forestry Mycological Herbarium Culture Collection (NZFS) holds approximately 1600 isolates of a similar range of fungi as the herbarium.
Staff and Research
Herbarium Curator: Mrs Margaret Dick, Forest Mycologist Forest Pathologist and Diagnostician (Forest pathogens, foliar diseases of Eucalypts)
Mr Ian Hood: Forest Pathologist (Tree root pathogens, wood decay fungi)
Dr Tod Ramsfield: Forest Pathologist (Molecular diagnostician)
Dr Peter Gadgil: Research Associate (Forest pathogens, Ascomycetes, Mitosporic fungi)