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.