Polyporaceae and Corticiaceae of an isolated forest of Abies nephrolepis in Kamchatka, Russian Far East

Authors: Kotiranta, Heikki & Mukhin, Viktor
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 38 (1998), Issue 2, pages 69-80.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.1998.331
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Key words: Aphyllophorales, Basidiomycetes, Abies nephrolepsis, Kamchatka, dispersal ability, Steccherinum mukhinii

Abstract:  The Aphylloporales of an isolated Abies nephrolepis forest in Kamchatka were studied in the autumn of 1997. In this study 37 species were found. Their microscopical features are briefly discussed and some measurements are given. The number of species is relatively low. Several species usually common on Abies were absent, and our conclusionis that the forest is not native but of anthropogenic origin. The low number of species is explained by the relatively short history of the forest and the poor longdistance dispersal ability of the wood-inhabiting species. The new species Steccherinum mukhinii Kotiranta & Y.C. Dai is described.