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New York Botanical Garden

Specimen Records: 177,033
Media Records: 59,366
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2015-01-08

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.

Contacts

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Emailmycoportal.contact@gmail.com
Namenone
Rolenone
Emailmycoportal.contact@gmail.com
Name Barbara Thiers
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Emailbthiers@nybg.org
Name Edward Gilbert
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Emailnone
Name Barbara Thiers
RoleCollection Manager
Emailbthiers@nybg.org
  • Data Corrected
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  • Raw
This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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75.901
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75.901
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75.901
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75.901
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66.042
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62.513
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44.16
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16.209
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16.209
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11.537
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1.518
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1.339
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1.314
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0.829
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0.354
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0.255
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0.225
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0.022
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i28
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0.012
rev_geocode_failure  i16
0.009
datecollected_bounds  i15
0.008
dwc_family_added  i10
0.006
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i5
0.003
rev_geocode_flip_lat_sign  i5
0.003
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i1
0.001
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