Type specimens held in the fungal, lichen, and myxomycete collections of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)

Author:
Meyers D.J., Cotter H.V.T., Perlmutter G.B., Goodwin M.T. & McCormick C.A.
Year:
2024
Journal:
Southeastern Naturalist
Pages:
23(2): 245–258
Url:
https://doi.org/10.1656/058.023.0210
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The Fungal, Lichen, and Myxomycete Collections of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) contain 952 type specimens, representing 607 names, which, based on current taxonomy and nomenclature, amount to 596 unique taxa. This wealth of type specimens is a legacy of the taxonomic research on fungi conducted by William C. Coker, Alma Holland Beers, John N. Couch, and other UNC mycologists in the first half of the 20th century. This inventory is a compilation of these types plus specimens for invalidly published designations that were intended as types by the mycologists who worked on these specimens. Also included are original material specimens intended as types for taxa in invalid publications, which were not included in the publications by subsequent authors validating the taxa. Fungal groups particularly well represented in the types held at NCU are boletes, clavarioid fungi, gasteroid fungi, hydnoid fungi, and septobasidia. A lectotype is designated for Clavaria atroumbrina. Since 2014, more than 1000 collections including >100 types have been loaned by NCU to mycologists at institutions around the world.
Id:
36596
Submitter:
zpalice
Post_time:
Thursday, 04 July 2024 22:29