Contribution to the Macromycetes of West Bengal, India: 69–73

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Diptosh Das
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0012-3532
Prakash Pradhan
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0193-3382
Debal Ray
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9789-4773
Anirban Roy
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3786-7380
Krishnendu Acharya

Abstract

The varied topography, soil and climate of West Bengal makes conducive conditions of macrofungal habitats nurturing magnificent diversity.  During exploration of macro-fungal diversity in Terai Duars region of the state during 2017–18, basidiocarps of different kinds of the genus Lentinus (Polyporaceae) were collected, photographed along with macro-morphological and ecological notes.  The specimens were identified through macro and micro-morphological characters following standard literature.  Five species of the genus Lentinus (L. araucariae, L. fasciatus, L. polychrous, L. sajor-caju, and L. squarrosulus) were identified which are presented in this paper along with amplified description, necessary figures and photographs.  Literature survey revealed that out of five identified species, L. araucariae and L. fasciatus represent new distributional record for India.  The outcome of the present study would enrich data related to the macro-fungal diversity from the state of West Bengal.


 

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Das, D., Pradhan, P., Ray, D., Roy, A. and Acharya, K. 2020. Contribution to the Macromycetes of West Bengal, India: 69–73. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 13 (Sep. 2020), 16840–16853. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4896.12.13.16840-16853.
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