Macrofungi in fire alleys in old quarters of Nurmes, Eastern Finland

Authors: Kokkonen, Katri
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 45 (2005), Issue 1, pages 51-61.
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Key words: macromycetes, diversity, fire alleys, urban ecology

Abstract: This paper describes diversity of macrofungi in an old urban environment in Finland. Macrofungi were recorded in fire alleys amidst an old wooden house milieu in the town of Nurmes. The study of one mushroom season revealed a rich mycoflora: 208 species were found, including several rare ones. Location on an esker, along with conservative treatment, likely explains the high species richness.