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Specimen Record

CountryUnited States
State/ProvincePuerto Rico
Locality9 Ha. Grid, El Verde Res. Area, Luquillo Mountains.
Institution CodeNy
Catalog Number01949081
Collected ByF. Calderon
Date Collected1960-06-19

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The National Science Foundation has announced a new grant to provide funding for a nationwide, publicly accessible database of mushrooms and related fungi. Including mushrooms, porcini, puffballs, club fungi, conks, morels, stinkhorns, truffles and cup fungi, these organisms play a critical role in the lives of plants and animals, including humans. Some are gastronomical delights, others are deadly poisonous, and all serve as nature’s recyclers, returning nutrients to the soil through decomposition. Scientists in the U.S. have been studying macrofungi for the past 150 years, resulting in a legacy of approximately 1.4 million dried scientific specimens conserved in 35 institutions in 24 states. Through this project, led by Drs. Barbara M. Thiers and Roy E. Halling of The New York Botanical Garden, these treasures will be virtually liberated from their museum cabinets and shared on-line through the Mycology Collections Portal and through many other on-line collections databases such as The Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. The database created by this project will enable a national census of these critically important organisms, and allow researchers to better understand the relationship between macrofungi and other organisms.

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Specimen
Catalog Number01949081
Other Catalog NumbersVTMH 3534
Institution CodeNY
Occurrence ID2026970
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByF. Calderon
Collector NumberPR 1344
Date Collected1960-06-19
Year1960
Month6
Day19
Start Day of Year171
Collection Remarks[Scientific name written as "Gastromycete"]
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvincePuerto Rico
MunicipalityLuquillo
Locality9 ha. grid, El Verde Res. Area, Luquillo Mountains.
Other
Modified2013-10-02 13:15:37
dcterms:referenceshttp://mycoportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=2026970
symbiota:verbatimScientificNameGasteroid Agarics
dwc:rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
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