.Fungi of Rwanda - National Herbarium of Rwanda (UR-NHR-F)

The range of mushroom biodiversity gathered in the different ecosystems (savanna, woodland, montane forest, and exotic tree plantations) of Rwanda has been understudied. However, recent research has focused on the inventory of wild edible mushrooms in Rwanda focusing on their sustainable exploitation and their potential for cultivation. Wild mushrooms constitute an interesting and under-exploited resource in Rwanda.

We have also created a Fungi of Rwanda project for citizen scientists on the iNaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fungi-of-rwanda
Contact: Emmanuel Munyaneza, Institute of National Museums of Rwanda and Michael B Thomas (munyaneza4@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 August 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Rwanda
Access Rights: Public Domain
National Herbarium of Rwanda
University of Rwanda
Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
P. O. Box 117
Huye, Southern Province   
25 078 857-6052
Collection Statistics
  • 66 specimen records
  • 1 (2%) georeferenced
  • 1 (2%) with images
  • 22 (33%) identified to species
  • 27 families
  • 36 genera
  • 21 species
  • 21 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics