publication . Article . 2012

The macrofungal diversity and community of Atlantic oak (Quercus petraea and Q. robur) forests in Ireland

Harrington, Thomas J.; O’Hanlon, Richard;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid (issn: 0211-1322, eissn: 1988-3196, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Abstract
The oak species <i>Quercus petraea</i> and <i>Q. Robur</i> are dominant canopy tree species of native deciduous forests in Ireland and coastal regions of Western Europe. These forests are typically plant species-rich, and can also have a rich fungal flora. This survey examined macrofungi found in five native oak sites across Ireland over three years. Overall, 94 macrofungal species belonging to 39 genera were discovered with <i>Mycena, Lactarius, Russula and Cortinarius</i> the most species-rich genera. The species accumulation curve did not show signs of levelling off, indicating that more sampling would reveal more new species. Species richness estimation usin...
Subjects
free text keywords: Fungi, ectomycorrhiza, functional groups, decomposer, biogeography, Fungi, ectomicorrizas, grupos funcionales, descomponedor, biogeografía, Botany, QK1-989
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