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Applied Biological Research
Year : 2008, Volume : 10, Issue : 1&2
First page : ( 26) Last page : ( 30)
Print ISSN : 0972-0979.

Mycorrhizal biodiversity in Kashmir forests and some new records of macrofungi from J&K state

Beig Muzafer Ahmad, Dar Gh. Hassan*, Ganai Nadeem A., Khan Nisar Ahmad

Division of Plant Pathology, S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar-191 121, (J&K).

*E-mail: ghasandar@gmail.com

Received:  15  December,  2007; Accepted:  8  June,  2008.


The Jammu and Kashmir State harbours rich biodiversity in macrofungi including the mycorrhizal ones. Hardly 145 species have been reported from J&K so far. This communication reports about five hitherto unreported macrofungi from Jammu and Kashmir State viz., Clavariadelphus ligula (Fr.) Donk, Russula lutea (Huds. Fr.) Gray, Vascellum pretense (Pers. Pers.) Kreisel, Bovista nigrescens Pers. and Hellvela lacuonsa Afzelius ex Fries, collected during the survey of conifer-dominated forests in Kashmir valley.


Key words

Biodiversity, Clavariadelphus ligulaBovista nigrescens Hellvela lacuonsa, Jammu & Kashmir, mycorrhizae, Russula luteaVascellum pretense.


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