Purdue University Herbaria

The Purdue University Herbaria, comprised of the Arthur Fungarium and the Kriebel Herbarium, are located in the Lilly Hall of Life Sciences at Purdue University. Together, the Herbaria contain over 200,000 specimens, with some dating as far back as 1769​.

The Arthur Fungarium (PUR) exclusively contains the collection of the Pucciniales, or rust fungi (formerly Uredinales).

The Kriebel Herbarium (PUL) contains non-rust fungi, vascular plants, lichens, algae, and bryophytes. 

For more information on the collections and their holdings, history, and current projects, choose one below.

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The Joseph C. Arthur Fungarium (PUR)
Plant-pathogenic Rust Fungi (Pucciniales​; previously Uredinales)
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The Ralph M. Kriebel Herbarium (PUL)
Additional Fungi, Vascular plants, Algae, and Bryophytes

Contact Us

Herbaria Director

M. Catherine Aime
Full Staff Profiles

Email:
herbaria@purdue.edu​​


Telephone:
+1.765.494.4623


Address:
G-447 Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
915 W State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 USA


Hours:
8:30AM to 4PM, Monday to Friday
(excluding University Staff Holidays)

Loan Policy

Loan Inquiries

MyCoPortal digitized holdings of the PUR and PUL can be found on each collection's page above. Please contact us​ for questions and loan inquiries, or refer to our Loan Policy.

Loan Policy
Visitor Policy

Visitor Information

We are open to visitors weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. year-round, except public holidays. Please make arrangements via email at least two weeks prior​ to your visit.

Visitor Policy

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herbarium
What is an Herbarium?

A herbarium is a collection of preserved plant or fungal specimens.

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Specimen Digitization​

Digitization of herbarium specimens and related materials includes the capturing of data and...

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Purdue Mycologists and Botanists

Researchers and Staff of the past and present

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Type Specimens

A Type specimen is a specimen, or set of specimens, on which a botanist or...

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M. Catherine Aime Lab

Dr. M. Catherine Aime is the Director of the Purdue University Herbaria and Aime Lab. The Aime Lab conducts research on the systematics and biodiversity of fungi. Our research focuses on the earliest diverging lineages of Basidiomycota (Pucciniomycotina, Ustilaginomycotina, and Wallemiomycetes) and on the biodiversity of basidiomycetes in tropical ecosystems. For more information about our research visit our Aime Lab page​.

Aime Lab Website