Royal Ontario Museum Fungarium (TRTC)

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The Royal Ontario Museum Fungarium (TRTC) was originally founded at the University of Toronto around 1887 under the name of “The Cryptogamic Herbarium”. The real development of the herbarium began in 1928 with the appointment of Dr. H.S. Jackson as head of the Department of Botany at the University of Toronto. Under Dr. Jackson’s leadership, later followed by Dr. R.F. Cain, and in association with their students, the Fungarium underwent a period of major expansion. Active development was continued by Dr. J.C. Krug and as a result, the herbarium has grown from about 500 collections in 1928 to its present holding estimated to be about half a million specimens. The collections and their responsibility were transferred to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in June 1996. The TRTC is richest in Canadian material but has a worldwide representation. It holds many unique specimens (including approximately 1,000 Types) obtained from private herbaria, fieldwork by University of Toronto and ROM scholars, and also to some extent by local amateurs. An active exchange program with other herbaria has also added many exotic specimens to the collection, including 81 different sets of Exsiccatae from a variety of North American, European, and Asian sources. Its present holdings make TRTC one of the largest and most significant fungal repositories in North America with a wide taxonomic representation that covers all major groups of fungi and slime molds. The Royal Ontario Museum Fungarium is still active and continues to grow its collections under the direction of Dr. Jean-Marc Moncalvo.

Data Records

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

TRTC; Royal Ontario Museum Fungarium; ROM; Royal Ontario Museum; Canadensys; North America; Canada; Ontario; collection; fungarium; specimens; Fungi; Occurrence

External data

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Canadensys explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/en/resources/trtc-specimens UTF-8 HTML
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Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jean-Marc Moncalvo
Senior Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 416 586 5522
http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/curators/moncalvo.php

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jean-Marc Moncalvo
Senior Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 416 586 5522
http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/curators/moncalvo.php

Who filled in the metadata:

Simona Margaritescu
Mycology Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 416 586 5609

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Jean-Marc Moncalvo
Senior Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 416 586 5522
http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/curators/moncalvo.php
Custodian Steward
Simona Margaritescu
Mycology Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 416 586 5609
Content Provider
Elizabeth Reimer
Data entry technician
Content Provider
Brenna Wells

Geographic Coverage

The Royal Ontario Museum Fungarium (TRTC) holds specimens collected from all continents. North America is best represented, followed by Europe and South America. TRTC also possesses specimens from Africa, Asia and few representatives from Australia. Currently this dataset comprises digitized specimens from Ontario, Canada.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Fungi,  Protozoa (slime moulds)
Phylum  Basidiomycota,  Ascomycota

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1887-present

Collection Data

Collection Name Royal Ontario Museum Fungarium
Collection Identifier TRTC
Parent Collection Identifier TRTC
Specimen preservation methods Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d7cfd2ed-8af4-427f-a16e-eb66b7e2c419
http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/7vdj5O7d
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=trtc-specimens