Species diversity of heterobasidiomycetous and non-gilled hymenomycetous (Aphyllophorales s.l.) fungi in Israel

Ivan Zmitrovich, Daniel Ţura, Solomon Wasser, Eviatar Nevo

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The present study quantifies Aphyllophorales (Homobasidiomycetes) and Heterobasidiomycetes species diversity in Israel. More specifically, our aims were to conduct a critical literature investigation in order to build an inventory based on the presence of Aphyllophorales s.l. and Heterobasidiomycetes fungi in Israel and to contribute new taxa records. As a result, 53 newly recorded taxa, including two novel forms recently described, Peniophora quercina f. merulioides and Stereum hirsutum f. lobulatum, were added to the list of Aphyllophorales s.l. of Israel, which currently contains 232 taxa. In addition, taxonomical structure and trophic division of these fungi in Israel are provided, together with relative abundance analyses (a study based on 126 specimens stored in the HAI herbarium, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-359
Number of pages11
JournalIsrael Journal of Plant Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008


  • Aphyllophorales s.l.
  • Distribution
  • Diversity
  • Israel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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