Peter Adolph Karsten     (1834 - 1917)

Image of Peter Adolph Karsten from Curtis Gates Lloyd (1898 - 1925) Mycological Notes
Peter Adolph Karsten

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Selected publications


1860 - 1861     teaches secondary school in Tampere and Turku (both in Finland)

1861     moves to the Kola peninsula, teaches at the Gymnasium at Pietarsaari

1864     appointed lecturer at the agricultural institute in Mustiala, where he remains for 45 years

1851     (collecting?) journey through Sweden, Denmark, and Germany

Karsten, along with Quélet, Patouillard, and Samuel Frederick Gray created most of the new genera that have been standard until recently. Along with Paul Kummer (who worked mostly by raising Fries' sections to generic status, these authors were essential in creating genera that reflected biological relationship, rather than genera that existed because they made a key work out nicely.

Photo of Coprinus lagopus by John Denk
Coprinus lagopusMany of the genera he created are very common ones, especially in the boletes and the polypores. At the time he wrote, these species were all assigned to the huge genera Boletus and Polyporus. He did a good deal of work in making the taxonomy of these groups comprehensible.
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Selected Publications

Peter Adolph Karsten (1861) Synopsis Pezizarum et Ascobolarum Fenniae (Summary of the Pezizas and Ascobolus species of Finland)

Peter Adolph Karsten (1871 - 1879) Mycologia Fennica (The Fungi of Finland) 4 vol.

Peter Adolph Karsten (1879) Rysslands, Finlands och den Skandinaviska halföns Hattsvampar (Mushrooms of Russia, Finland, and Skandinavia)

Peter Adolph Karsten (1881) "Tylopilus felleus article" in Revue Mycologique 3 p. 16

Peter Adolph Karsten (1885) Icones selectae Hymenomycetum Fenniae (Pictures of Selected Finnish Mushrooms)

Peter Adolph Karsten (1889) Bidrag till kännedom af Finlands Natur och Folk: Kritish öfersigt of Finlands Basidsvampar (Basidiomycetes: Gastero & Hymenomycetes) (Critical overview of Finlands Basidiomycetes (Gastero & Hymenomycetes))

Peter Adolph Karsten (1892) Finlands mögelsvampar (Finland's ascomycetes)

Peter Adolph Karsten (1892) Bidrag till kännedom af Finlands Natur och Folk: Tillagg I. (Addendum I.)

Peter Adolph Karsten (1893) Bidrag till kännedom af Finlands Natur och Folk: Tillagg II. (Addendum 2)

Peter Adolph Karsten (1898) Bidrag till kännedom af Finlands Natur och Folk: Tillagg III. (Addendum 3)

Peter Adolph Karsten (1899) Finlands basidsvampar I urval beskrifna (Finland's basidiomycetes)

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Armillariella mellea (M. Vahl: Fries) Karsten
Bjerkandera adusta (Willdenow: Fries) Karsten
Bjerkandera fumosa (Persoon: Fries) Karsten
Climacodon septentrionale (Fries) Karsten
Coniophora puteana (H. C. F. Schumacher: Fries) Karsten
Coprinus lagopides Karsten
Flammulina velutipes (Fries) Karsten
Fomitopsis cajanderi (Karsten) Pouzar & Kotlaba
Fomitopsis pinicola (O. P. Swartz: Fries) Karsten
Ganoderma lucidum (F. W. von Leysser: Fries) Karsten
Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Fries) Karsten
Gymnopilus liquiritiae (Persoon: Fries) Karsten
Hapalopilus nidulans (Fries) Karsten
Hypholoma capnoides (Fries) Karsten
Inocybe caesariata (Fries) Karsten
Inocybe hystrix Karsten
Inocybe lacera (Fries) Karsten
Inonotus dryadeus (Fries) Karsten
Inonotus hispidus (Fries) Karsten
Inonotus radiatus (Sowerby: Fries) Karsten
Ischnoderma benzoinum (Fries) Karsten
Ischnoderma resinosum (Fries) Karsten
Lentinellus cochleatus (Fries) Karsten
Lentinellus omphalodes (Fries) Karsten
Meripilus giganteus (Fries) Karsten
Mycena maculata Karsten
Naematoloma capnoides (Fries) Karsten
Naematoloma fasciculare (W. Hudson: Fries) Karsten
Naematoloma sublateritium (Fries) Karsten
Panellus stipticus (Bulliard: Fries) Karsten
Piptoporus betulinus (Fries) Karsten
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Fries) Karsten
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Jacquin: Fries) Karsten
Rozites caperata (Fries) Karsten
Sarcodon imbricatus (Linnaeus: Fries) Karsten
Strobilomyces floccopus (M. Vahl) Karsten
Tylopilus felleus (Bulliard) Karsten
Tyromyces chioneus (Fries) Karsten

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Armillariella (Karsten) Karsten
Bjerkandera Karsten
Byssonectria Karsten
Climacodon Karsten
Elfvingia Karsten
Fomitopsis Karsten
Ganoderma Karsten
Gloeophyllum Karsten
Gymnopilus Karsten
Hapalopilus Karsten
Hydnellum Karsten
Inonotus Karsten
Ischnoderma Karsten
Lentinellus Karsten
Lyophyllum Karsten
Meripilus Karsten
Naematoloma Karsten
Onnia Karsten
Panellus Karsten
Phanerochaete Karsten
Phellodon Karsten
Piptoporus Karsten
Pseudohydnum Karsten
Pycnoporus Karsten
Rozites Karsten
Sarcodon Quélet: Karsten
Tylopilus Karsten
Tyromyces Karsten
Xylobolus Karsten

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