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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryCosta Rica
State/ProvincePuntarenas
County/ParishCoto Brus
LocalityZona Protectora Las Tablas: Finca La Cafrosa, Camino El Portones Por El Tajo
Latitude8.92611
Longitude-82.767
Institution CodeNy
Catalog Number00815480
Collected ByR. E. Halling; Ammirati, Osmundson, Neves, E. Navarro
Date Collected2004-06-12

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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 NameLactarius costaricensis
KingdomFungi
PhylumBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderRussulales
FamilyRussulaceae
GenusLactarius
Specific Epithetcostaricensis
Scientific Name AuthorsSinger
Specimen
Identified ByR. E. Halling
Date Identified2004-06-12
Catalog Number00815480
Institution CodeNY
Occurrence ID144621
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByR. E. Halling; Ammirati, Osmundson, Neves, E. Navarro
Collector Number8619
Date Collected2004-06-12
Year2004
Month6
Day12
Start Day of Year164
Locality
CountryCosta Rica
State / ProvincePuntarenas
CountyCoto Brus
Continentnorth america
LocalityZona Protectora Las Tablas: Finca La Cafrosa, Camino El Portones por El Tajo
Habitatoak forest; Quercus seemannii, Q. sp.
Decimal Latitude8.92611
Decimal Longitude-82.767
Maximum Elevation in Meters1500
Minimum Elevation in Meters1500
Verbatim Coordinates8 55 34.00 N 82 46 0.00 W
Other
Modified2012-11-27 12:34:09
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
symbiota:verbatimScientificNameLactarius costaricensis
dwc:rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dcterms:referenceshttp://mycoportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=144621
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