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About "The Collection of Lichenicolous Fungi at the Botanische Staatssammlung München"

 

 

The Collection

Herbarium specimen label The Collection of Lichenicolous Fungi at the Botanische Staatssammlung München (M) is stored separately from the Lichen Collection and comprises about 3,800 herbarium specimens from 65 countries. The oldest specimen was collected in October 1816 (Dactylospora athallina from Switzerland, see label on the right). More than 1,000 specimens were collected by Ferdinand Christian Gustav Arnold in Bavaria (Germany) and the Alps and came to M as part of his Herbarium. F. Arnold also received a lot of material from his colleagues worldwide. The Collection of Lichenicolous Fungi at M is rich in type material, contains material from 96 exsiccatal series and covers around 500 taxa, that means more than a third of the world's known species of around 1,400 lichenicolous fungi.


The Database

Collection sites of the Lichenicolous Fungi collection The data project "The Collection of Lichenicolous Fungi at M" was established by Dr. Dagmar Triebel. Scientific assistance was provided by Dr. Peter Scholz (Schkeuditz) and technical assistance by Ingrid Sebek and Anela Taubitz (both München). The Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst granted support within the frame of the Mycology.Net project.

The specimen information was digitized both as images and as a structured database. "The Collection of Lichenicolous Fungi at M" uses Diversity Workbench components developed within the framework of the GLOPP project and the GBIF-D Fungi & Lichens project. The ColdFusion webinterface was programmed by Jan Ingenhaag, Botanische Staatssammlung München. The taxonomy of the lichenicolous fungi and their host lichens follows LIAS names. The Generic Point Mapper (Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility) and Google Maps are used as web services to create dynamic maps. As an additional service, the fungal name given in the query result is directly linked with the respective data record in LIAS names to provide taxonomical information on the lichenicolous taxon concerned.

Currently the data project "The Collection of Lichenicolous Fungi at M" is maintained and expanded by staff members of the Botanische Staatssammlung München as part of the German GBIF Node for Fungi & Lichens. Notices of errors of any kind are much appreciated by the editorial staff at the Botanische Staatssammlung München. Technical support is provided by the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, IT Center.

The Database "The Collection of Lichenicolous Fungi at M" and – if not stated otherwise – its supporting files have been copyrighted © 2006–2021 by the Botanische Staatssammlung München, Department of Mycology.

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