This web page is intended to aid foresters, naturalists and amateur mycologists with the recognition of some macrofungi found in south coastal British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. This project was part of a larger macrofungus biodiversity study done in old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest of North America at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. This portion of the study was conducted in western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) and silver fir (Abies amabilis) old-growth forests in Seymour Watershed, (Latitude 49.5°N, Longitude 123.1°W), Vancouver, B.C., Canada. These forests were sampled for 4 years for above-ground ectomycorrhizal macrofungi. Around 200 different species were collected, identified and will be deposited in the herbarium at the Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, B.C.. Only a preliminary species list and species descriptions are reported here. The 29 identified species included in this web page, were collected for each of the 4 years of sampling and are previously reported for B.C. The new reports for the province and new species will be published in a scientific journal first and then will be included in this web page.
This web page was produced by Sharmin Gamiet, Mycologist, Mycology Resources, Abbotsford B.C., Canada.

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