Herbarium Ustilaginales Vánky (HUV)








The Herbarium Ustilaginales Vánky (HUV) is a private herbarium. It started its activity in 1954 in Romania, continued in Sweden, Gagnef (between 1970-1986) and in Germany, Tübingen (1986-2013).

   The HUV manages a collection of smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina). In January 2013 contained 22.050 samples, of which a great number are type specimens (holotypes, isotypes, neotypes, lectotypes, syntypes, paratypes, topotypes).

   The HUV arranges exchange of smut fungi on a one-to-one basis. The HUV also issues and distributes the ‘Vanky, Ustilaginales exsiccata’ (Vanky, Ust. exs.; see chapter Exsiccata).

    In August 2013, the HUV was relocated to Australia, Brisbane, BRIP.

Curator Dr. Roger G. Shivas, roger.shivas@daf.qld.gov.au