New records of polypores (Basidiomycota: Aphyllophorales) from the southern Western Ghats with an identification key for polypores in Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India

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A. Muhammed Iqbal
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1143-2584
Kattany Vidyasagaran
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0663-3477
P. Narayan Ganesh
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3641-573X

Abstract

The present study reports new distribution records of two species of polypores; Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Jacq.) P. Karst. and Datronia mollis (Sommerf.) Donk under family polyporaceae from the moist deciduous forests of southern Western Ghats, Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala.  This paper also provides detailed macro-morphology and micro-morphology of newly recorded fungi and key for identification of polypores reported from the study area.  An opportunistic sampling was carried out along with the plot based sampling in order to maximize the documentation of polypore distribution.  A total of 36 polypore species in 21 genera belonging to six families were recorded throughout the entire study period of 2012–2014.  Out of these, 26 species were annuals and 10 species perennials. Thirty-four polypores were identified as white rotting and two species were brown rotting. 

 

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Iqbal, A.M., Vidyasagaran, K. and Ganesh, P.N. 2016. New records of polypores (Basidiomycota: Aphyllophorales) from the southern Western Ghats with an identification key for polypores in Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 9 (Aug. 2016), 9198–9207. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2553.8.9.9198-9207.
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A. Muhammed Iqbal, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, P.O. Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala 680656, India

Research Scholar Department Of FOrest Management and Utilization

Kattany Vidyasagaran, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, P.O. Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala 680656, India

Dean

College of Forestry Kerala Agricultural University
Vellanikkara Thrissur 680 656 Kerala

P. Narayan Ganesh, Sree Krishna College, Calicut University, Choondal Mattom Rd, Koonammoochi, Alur, Guruvayur, Thrissur, Kerala 680602, India

Associate Professor

 

Sree Krishna College, Calicut University, Choondal Mattom Rd, Koonammoochi, Alur, Guruvayur, Thrissur, Kerala 680602, India

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