University of Central Oklahoma Lichen Herbarium (CSU-Lichens)

Faculty and graduate student research and Mycology classes add Fungi to the mycological collection that Dr. Clark L. Ovrebo began 18 years ago. With over 4,500 specimens, it is now the largest holding of higher fleshy fungi in the state of Oklahoma. The active lichen collection of Dr. Sheila A. Strawn and Steven G. Strawn, which consists of approximately 2000 specimens, will also be housed in the completed herbarium. Data from both of these mycological collections are already in electronic format and include digital images.

Contacts: Sheila Strawn (lichen herbarium manager),,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 91eb7d5e-2f09-434d-b102-b3810573f279
Digital Metadata: EML File
Lichen Herbarium, Biology Department
University of Central Oklahoma
100 North University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma   73034-5209
+1405 974 5827
Collection Statistics
  • 1,639 specimen records
  • 1,565 (95%) georeferenced
  • 1,066 (65%) with images (1,078 total images)
  • 1,423 (87%) identified to species
  • 90 families
  • 145 genera
  • 422 species
  • 422 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics