Oidiodendron maius and Scytalidium vaccinii from the mycorrhizas of Ericaceae in northern Finland

Authors: Currah, Randolph S. & Niemi, Mari & Huhtinen, Seppo
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 39 (1999), Issue 2, pages 65-68.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.1999.340
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Key words: Ericoid mycorrhizas, Myxotrichaceae, Hymenoscyphus ericae

Abstract:  Scytalidium vaccinii was isolated from roots of Vaccinium vitis-idaea and Oidiodendron maius was isolated from roots of Vaccinium vitis-idaea, V. myrtillus, and Empetrum nigrum, all of which were collected on a fjell at Kevo Subarctic Research Station in northern Finland. Both fungal species are mycobionts in ericoid mycorrhizas. These reports extend the known range of the common endomycorrhizal fungi and indicate that these taxa have a circumboreal distribution with ericaceous plants.