Pier Andrea Saccardo     (1845 - 1921)




Image of Pier Andrea Saccardo from Curtis Gates Lloyd (1898 - 1925) Mycological Notes
Pier Andrea Saccardo

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Biography
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Species
Genera

Biography

1866     works as assistant in the university of Padua

1867     earns PhD from the university of Padua

1869     appointed professor of natural history at the university of Padua

1879     promoted to professor of botany and director of the botanical gardens

1912     retires

Saccardo's place in history is due mainly to his Sylloge, a list of all the names that had ever been used for fungi, with an entry for each identifying the currently correct name for that fungus. It is still the only work of this type that (a) covers the whole kingdom and (b) is even vaguely modern. Even with the help of Giovanni Battista de Toni, Paul Sydow, Augusto Napoleone Berlese, and his son Daniel Saccardo, it took the last 35 years of his life.

Sylloge trivia:

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Sources

Heinrich Dörfelt & Heike Heklau (1998) Die Geschichte der Mykologie
      (Die Geschichte der Mykologie)


Mary P. English (1987) Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, Victorian Naturalist, Mycologist, Teacher & Eccentric


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Selected Publications

Pier Andrea Saccardo (1877 - 1886) Fungi italici (Italian Fungi) 38 vol.

Pier Andrea Saccardo, Paul Sydow, Augusto Napoleone Berlese, Domenico Saccardo & Giovanni Battista de Toni (1882 - 1931) Sylloge Fungorum omnium hucusque cognitorum: volumes 1-25 (Index of All Fungi, as currently understood)
Volume 14 addresses the imperfect fungi, and contains Pier Andrea Saccardo's system for classifying them by spore color and form.

Pier Andrea Saccardo (1972) Sylloge Fungorum: volume 26 (Index of fungi Index of Fungi)


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Species

Agaricus bitorquis (Quélet) Saccardo
Amanita flavorubens (Berkeley & Montagne) Saccardo
Amanita frostiana (Peck) Saccardo
Amanita onusta (R. H. Howe) Saccardo
Amanita russuloides (Peck) Saccardo
Amanita wellsii (Murrill) Saccardo
Clitocybe ectypoides (Peck) Saccardo
Crepidotus crocophyllus (Berkeley) Saccardo
Crepidotus herbarum (Peck) Saccardo
Entoloma salmoneum (Peck) Saccardo
Entoloma strictius (Peck) Saccardo
Mycena leaiana (Berkeley) Saccardo
Nolanea murraii (Berkeley & M. A. Curtis) Saccardo
Panaeolus subbalteatus (Berkeley & Broome) Saccardo
Pholiota albocrenulata (Peck) Saccardo
Pholiota squarrosoides (Peck) Saccardo
Pluteus aurantiorugosus (Trog) Saccardo
Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Sowerby) Saccardo

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Genera

Bisporella Saccardo
Cryphonectria (Saccardo) Saccardo
Geopyxis (Persoon) Saccardo
Gibberella Saccardo
Lasiobolus Saccardo
Thuemensella Saccardo & Penzig

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