Aphyllophoroid fungi (Basidiomycota) in forests of the middle part of Luga River valley, Leningrad Oblast, Russia

Authors: Volobuev, Sergey & Arzhenenko, Alexandra
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 57 (2017), Issue 1-2, pages 37-47.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.2017.482
Key words: poroid fungi, corticioid fungi, biodiversity, threatened species, indicator species, Leningrad Oblast, Europe, Russia

Abstract: An annotated list of 119 aphyllophoroid macromycetes is presented. The material was collected in different forests of the planned conservation area of Yashchera-Lemovzha in Luga and Volosova Districts (Leningrad Oblast, Russia). The rare species Odonticium septocystidia is recorded for the second time from Leningrad Oblast, and the findings of Crustomyces subabruptus and Intextomyces contiguus are the third ones, the two earlier records were made more than a decade earlier. Occurences of indicator species of coniferous old-growth forests (Amylocystis lapponica, Crustoderma dryinum, Dichostereum granulosum, Fomitopsis rosea, Junghuhnia collabens, Phellinus ferrugineofuscus, Phlebia centrifuga, and Pycnoporellus fulgens) and deciduous forests (Dentipellis fragilis, Gloeoporus pannocinctus, Granulobasidium vellereum, Junghuhnia pseudozilingiana, Hydnocristella himantia, and Rigidoporus crocatus) confirm a high conservation value of the study area. Eight red-listed species for Leningrad Region were noted. All of them are new for the study area.