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Specimen Record

No NameDearn. & House

From New York State Museum

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew York
LocalityHelderberg Mountains, New York
Institution CodeNys
Catalog NumberNys-f-001854
Collected ByPeck, Charles H.

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The fungus collection at the New York State Museum in Albany was initiated by Charles Peck from 1868 to 1913 during which time he amassed 33,600 mycological specimens. In the years following, the next State Botanist, Homer House, and other mycologists added to this number. The collection now contains more than 90,000 specimens. However, the importance of the collection is not in the number of specimens it contains, but, rather, in the type specimens of American fungi collected during the early years of American mycology. It is especially rich in Agarics and other larger fungi. Some of the other collectors represented in the herbarium of the New York State Museum are G. F. Atkinson, M. E. Banning, E. Bartholomew, M. J. Berkeley, E. A. Burt, G. W. Clinton, M. C. Cooke, M. A. Curtis, J. Dearness, J. B. Ellis, W. R. Gerard, E. C. Howe, J. H. Haines, H. W. Harkness, E. W. D. Holway, C. H. Kauffman, W. A. Murrill, P. A. Saccardo, S. J. Smith, and C. J. Sprague. In addition to specimens, the Museum holds numerous original drawings and paintings of fungi by Charles Peck, Mary Banning, and others plus an extensive file of correspondence covering the formative years of American mycology. Non-type specimens are available on loan to recognized scientific institutions for taxonomic research. Requests for samples of type specimens for genetic and morphological analyses are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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Scientific Name AuthorsDearn. & House
Catalog NumberNYS-F-001854
Individual Count1
Institution CodeNYS
Occurrence ID2208971
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByPeck, Charles H.
Verbatim Date CollectedAugust
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceNew York
Continentnorth america
LocalityHelderberg Mountains, New York
Modified2014-04-01 20:14:34
symbiota:verbatimScientificNameLeptostromella mali
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