2018 Telluride Mushroom Festival has ended
Friday, August 17 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Mountains, Mushrooms, and Molecules: Assembling a Colorado Mycoflora

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The North American Mycoflora Project is an effort to document the diversity of macrofungi (mushrooms, puffballs, corals, and other fleshy fungi) on the continent. The Southern Rockies of Colorado has some of largest expanse of uninterrupted montane forests in the United States, which are home to a vast community mushroom forming fungi. The Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens is a regional contributor to the North American Mycoflora Project but this is a massive undertaking in the Southern Rockies, requiring more than just professional contributions. Any attempt to document mushroom diversity in the region will require the involvement of students, amateur mycologists, and motivated citizen scientists. Dr. Andrew Wilson of the SMHF will be discussing this effort in terms of its challenges, rewards, and how you can contribute to the Colorado Mycoflora Project.

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →

Friday August 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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