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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew York
County/ParishBronx Co.
LocalityNew York Botanical Garden
Latitude40.862121800000004
Longitude-73.8768768
Institution CodeNy
Catalog Number00015424
Collected ByW. A. Murrill
Date Collected1908-09-01

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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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Taxonomy
Scientific NameAmanita muscaria
KingdomFungi
PhylumBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderAgaricales
FamilyPluteaceae
GenusAmanita
Specific Epithetmuscaria
Scientific Name Authors(L.: Fr.) Lam.
Specimen
Catalog Number00015424
Institution CodeNY
Occurrence ID91857
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByW. A. Murrill
Date Collected1908-09-01
Year1908
Month9
Day1
Start Day of Year245
Collection RemarksPhotos twice.
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceNew York
CountyBronx Co.
Continentnorth america
LocalityNew York Botanical Garden
HabitatUnder Norway spruce, hemlock
Decimal Latitude40.8621218
Decimal Longitude-73.8768768
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters756
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference RemarksGeoreferenced to approximate center of NYBG
Georeferenced Bysasencio
Other
Modified2013-04-09 16:32:04
dwc:datasetIDbf3db7c9-5e5d-4fd0-bd5b-94539eaf9598
dwc:georeferenceSourcesShannon Asencio; Google Maps; georef batch tool 2012-10-12
symbiota:verbatimScientificNameAmanita muscaria
dwc:rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dcterms:referenceshttp://mycoportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=91857
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusreviewed - high confidence
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