A comprehensive checklist of Estonian myxomycetes

Authors: Yatsiuk, Iryna & Adamonytė, Gražina & Kastanje, Veiko
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 58 (2020), Issue 2, pages 241-249.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.2020.497
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Key words: slime molds, Baltic countries, species diversity

Abstract: The history of the myxomycetes research in Estonia dates back to the middle of the 19th century, with first data occurring in the H. A. Dietrich’s book published in 1856. The current work summarizes all the published reports of Estonian myxomycetes as well as some unpublished data and herbaria revisions. After the assessment of the taxonomic status of published records and bringing in line with currently accepted taxonomy, we present the updated checklist of the myxomycetes of Estonia, comprising 150 species representing 39 genera. Eleven species were excluded from the list as doubtful.