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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMaine
County/ParishAroostook
LocalityNear Madawaska Lake
Institution CodeNy
Catalog Number01779426
Collected ByB.
Date Collected1956-08-02

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http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/SteereHerbarium.asp

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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Name Edward Gilbert
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Taxonomy
Scientific NamePolyporus
KingdomFungi
PhylumBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderPolyporales
FamilyPolyporaceae
GenusPolyporus
Specimen
Catalog Number01779426
Institution CodeNY
Occurrence ID679832
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByB.
Collector Number3747
Date Collected1956-08-02
Year1956
Month8
Day2
Start Day of Year215
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceMaine
CountyAroostook
Continentnorth america
LocalityNear Madawaska Lake
Other
Modified2013-04-09 16:30:56
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dcterms:referenceshttp://mycoportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=679832
symbiota:verbatimScientificNamePolyporus
dwc:rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
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