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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
Institution CodeNy
Catalog Number01167986
Collected ByH. W. Harkness
Date Collected2011-05-10

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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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Name Barbara Thiers
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Taxonomy
Scientific NamePolyplocium californicum
KingdomFungi
PhylumBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderAgaricales
FamilyAgaricaceae
GenusPolyplocium
Specific Epithetcalifornicum
Scientific Name AuthorsHarkn.
Specimen
Type Statuspossible type
Catalog Number01167986
Institution CodeNY
Occurrence ID155529
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByH. W. Harkness
Collector Numbers.n.
Date Collected2011-05-10
Year2011
Month5
Day10
Start Day of Year130
Collection RemarksEllis Herb. written on inner label; given POSSIBLE TYPE status by Roy Halling Apr 2010
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceCalifornia
Continentnorth america
Other
Modified2014-04-29 16:22:20
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dcterms:referenceshttp://mycoportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=155529
dwc:rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
symbiota:verbatimScientificNamePolyplocium californicum
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