Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-184

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Economic Important Macro-fungi of British Columbia: Species Descriptions, Distributions and Commercial Status

Author(s): Gamiet, Sharmin (Mycology Resources)
Subject: Biodiversity, Other
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


The commercial mushroom harvest, a non-timber forest product of British Columbia generates millions of dollars in provincial economies. There are around 80 economically important macro-fungi of the province used for culinary or pharmaceutical purposes. This project will describe in detail macro and micro morphological features, ecology and habitats and distributions as well as a number of different features of these species. Species that are morphologically similar will also be described. Synonyms and nomenclatural changes will also be included in the species descriptions. Results from this research will be posted on the World Wide Web and will be hosted by FORREX.

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Updated September 08, 2005 

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