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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/ParishSwain Co.
LocalityGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, Tunnel Ridge, Along Lakeshore Trail From W Send Of Lakeview Drive (sr 1364, 'road To Nowhere') To Tunnel Bypass Trail
Latitude35.46278
Longitude-83.45528
Institution CodeNy
Catalog Number01195407
Collected ByW. R. Buck
Date Collected2010-06-29

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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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Taxonomy
Scientific NameBiatoropsis usnearum
Kingdomfungi
Phylumbasidiomycota
Classtremellomycetes
Ordertremellales
FamilyPlatygloeales incertae sedis
GenusBiatoropsis
Specific Epithetusnearum
Scientific Name AuthorsRäsänen
Specimen
Catalog Number01195407
Institution CodeNY
Occurrence ID162136
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByW. R. Buck
Collector Number56309
Date Collected2010-06-29
Year2010
Month6
Day29
Start Day of Year180
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceNorth Carolina
CountySwain Co.
Continentnorth america
LocalityGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, Tunnel Ridge, along Lakeshore Trail from W send of Lakeview Drive (SR 1364, 'Road to Nowhere') to Tunnel Bypass Trail
Habitatmesic oak-maple forest
Decimal Latitude35.46278
Decimal Longitude-83.45528
Maximum Elevation in Meters737
Minimum Elevation in Meters737
Verbatim Coordinates35 27 46.00 N 83 27 19.00 W
Other
Modified2014-01-20 17:28:51
dcterms:referenceshttp://mycoportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=162136
dwc:rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
symbiota:verbatimScientificNameBiatoropsis usnearum
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