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Macungie, PA, United States

Zoll V.,5053 Valley Stream Lane | Stephenson S.L.,University of Arkansas
Mycosphere | Year: 2015

Historical records indicate that myxomycetes (plasmodial slime molds or myxogastrids) have been collected in Maine since the 1850's, with the efforts of Francis LeRoy Harvey during the last decade of the 19th century being of particular importance. A review of myxomycete collections cited in the literature and available data from herbarium records yielded a total of at least 166 species representing 42 genera reported from or known to occur in Maine. Although many records (especially early ones) were incomplete with respect to the exact locality where they were collected, the three counties with the highest numbers of collections are Hancock, Penobscot and Washington. This undoubtedly reflects, as least in part, the presence of Acadia National Park in Hancock County, the University of Maine in Penobscot County, and the Eagle Hill Institute in Washington County. © 2015.

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