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Specimen Record

ContinentSouth America
CountryVenezuela
State/ProvinceAragua
LocalityCa. 19 Km Above Maracay, On Maracay-choroni Road; Parq. Nac. Henry Pittier.
Institution CodeNy
Catalog Number01680549
Collected ByK. P. Dumont; J. H. Haines; G. J. Samuels

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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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Taxonomy
Scientific NameDasyscyphus varians
KingdomFungi
PhylumAscomycota
ClassLeotiomycetes
OrderHelotiales
FamilyHyaloscyphaceae
GenusDasyscyphus
Specific Epithetvarians
Scientific Name AuthorsRehm
Specimen
Catalog Number01680549
Institution CodeNY
Occurrence ID602986
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByK. P. Dumont; J. H. Haines; G. J. Samuels
Collector NumberVE 2135
Locality
CountryVenezuela
State / ProvinceAragua
Continentsouth america
LocalityCa. 19 km above Maracay, on Maracay-Choroni road; Parq. Nac. Henry Pittier.
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Modified2014-03-19 02:29:05
dcterms:referenceshttp://mycoportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=602986
symbiota:verbatimScientificNameDasyscyphus varians
dwc:rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
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