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Illinois Natural History Survey (ILLS)

The herbarium contains 280,000 plant specimens and the fungarium contains 75,000 fungal specimens.
Specialty: Vascular plants and fungi of Illinois, southeastern and midwestern U.S., Great Smoky Mountains National Park; limited neotropical; recent Kyrgyzstan; Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae.
Date Founded: 1858.


  • Andrew Miller, Ph.D., Mycologist and Director, amiller7@illinois.edu


Illinois Natural History Survey Herbarium
University of Illinois
1816 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL   61820

Collection Statistics

  • 284,778 specimen records
  • 65,937 (23%) georeferenced
  • 55,772 (20%) with images (55,838 total images)
  • 274,825 (97%) identified to species
  • 571 families
  • 3,114 genera
  • 13,746 species
  • 16,044 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 January 2023
Digital Metadata:EML File