Research Scientist, Curator Emeritus of Mycology
Ernst E. Both: email@example.com
Dr. Timothy J. Baroni (SUNY College at Cortland),
Dr. Alan E. Bessette (Utica College of Syracuse University)
Dr. Roy E. Halling (The New York Botanical Garden).
The collections of this division include over 4,000 lots of boletes (Mycota: Basidiomycetes: Boletales: Boletaceae sensu lato, representing an estimated 10,000 specimens, primarily from Northeastern North America, with representative collections from a number of other areas, including Arizona, California, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Over 70% of the collections are preserved by the freeze-dryed method. Included are 23 type specimens of boletes, as well as authentic materical by Charles Christopher Frost (1805-1880) and Charles Horton Peck (1833-1917).
In addition the collections also include 450 lots (approximately 1,300 specimens) of the more commom higher fungi ("mushrooms" and bracket fungi) of the Niagara Frontier Region.
Current research projects include a survey of the boletes of North America north of Mexico, the biodiversity of boletes in Northeastern North America, and studies of variations within a given species.
Outreach provided by the Division of Mycology includes identification of fungi submitted by the public, responding to inquiries about fungi by the public, including services to the Poison Control Center of Buffalo’s Children’s Hospital. Mushroom models by the late Paul Marchand are on display at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Both, E. E.
- 2000. New records of boletes from Cape Cod. Bull. Boston Mycological Club 55(1):12—13.
- 1998. New taxa of boletes and two boletes with identity problems. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 36:215—232.
- 1993. The Boletes of North America. A Compendium. Buffalo Museum of Science, 1—431pp.
- 1992. The Boletaceae of Florida. A synopsis. Buffalo Museum of Science, 1-34pp.
- 1990. Key to the red-pored boletes of the World. Buffalo Museum of Science, 1-22pp.
- 1977. The angels of death. The deadly amanitas. Collections 57(1-2): 9-13.
- 1973. The parasic bolete. Science on the March 53(2): 20-23.
- 1972. The boletes of Western New York. Science on the March 52(2): 20-25.
- 1970. The field keys to the boletes of New York State. Buffalo Museum of Science, 1-20pp.
- 1969. The Boleti and their Master. Science on the March 49(2):18-22.
Both, E. E., W. J. Neill and D. Arora
- 2003. New records of boletes and rarely collected boletes from New England. Bull. Boston Mycological Club 58(4): 7-12.
Baroni, T.J. and E.E. Both
- 1998. Tylopilus violatinctus, a new species of Tyopilus for North America with comments on other violaceous Tylopilus taxa. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 36:261-264.
- 1991. Chalciporus piperatoides in North America. Mycologia 83:559-564.
Baroni, T. J., E.E. Both and A.E. Bessette
- 1998. Tylopilus rhodoconius, comb. nov.– new records, critical observations, illustrationsand notes on biogeography. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 36:257-260.
Bessette, A.E., E.E.Both and D.L. Dunaway
- 2003. Boletus roseolateritius, a new bolete from the southern United State of America. Mycologist 17(1): 15-16.
Bassettte, A.E., E.E. Both, A.R. Bessette, D.L. Dunaway and W.C. Roody
- 1998. New Taxa of boletes from the southern United States. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 36:233-237.
Halling R.E. and E.E. Both
- 1998. Generic affimity of Boletus Separans. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 36:239-243.
McConnell, O.L. and E.E.Both
- 2002. Boletus dupainii in North America. Field Mycology 3(3): 103-104.
Singer, R. and E.E. Both
- 1977. A new species of Gastroboleteus and its phylogenetic significance. Mycologia 59:59-72.