Observation 46036: Mixed collection
When: 2008-12-31
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: I ultimately could find no home for these specimens other than in the cupboard of an Israeli expat friend in Panama City who, to the best of my knowledge at the time, would thus house the only body of fungal collections in the country. What institutions I’ve come across since then which give the appearance of devoting some attention to mycology do not seem to do so with much fervor. I could find no mycologists in either the state university or Smithsonian directories, not during my travels or since.

With respect to Panamanian fungi, there is this description:

http://www.inbio.ac.cr/web_herbarios/web/herbario_panama.htm

of the activities of el Herbario de la Universidad de Panamá (PMA), which mentions fungi as constituting a portion of the herbarium’s collections, but the herbarium’s official website (http://herbario.up.ac.pa/Herbario) only provides links to vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens.

I also managed to find this paper by Mike Piepenbring:

http://si-pddr.si.edu/...

from 2006, though it’s more an amalgamation of disparate research on Panamanian fungi than the product of Panamanian researchers or institutions.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:23 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Panamá’ to ‘Panama’

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