Long Island Mycological Club (LIMC)

This list represents the species of macrofungi collected and documented by members of the Long Island Mycological Club since its inception in 1973, mostly in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, although Queens county (part of NYC but geographically Long Island) is also represented. While the habitat is primarily coastal lowland of several types, it is geologically young having been formed by glacial deposition and retreat about 14,000 years ago. Some flora of the southeastern Piedmont and Coastal Plain reach their northern limit in this ecoregion, and that appears true of some macrofungi as well. The Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens region comprises over 100,000 acres of protected oak-pine forests with a mild maritime climate that permits fungal collecting into December. Some of the unique ecological features that distinguish this ecoregion from mainland ecoregions include its stunted pine and oak forests, numerous kettle ponds, and unique habitats in salt and freshwater marshes, swamps, bogs, and sand dunes.
Contacts: Joel Horman, jlhorman@optonline.net
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 181 specimen records
  • 178 (98%) georeferenced
  • 179 (99%) identified to species
  • 44 families
  • 86 genera
  • 162 species
  • 165 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics