Notes on African Plants

Studies of Wood-rotting Fungi. II. Basidiomycetes from the Wood-preservative Field Exposure Test Plot at Kruisfontein

G. C. A. van der Westhuizen
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 4 | a1557 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i4.1557 | © 1972 G. C. A. van der Westhuizen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 November 1972 | Published: 17 November 1972

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G. C. A. van der Westhuizen, Plant Protection Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Abstract

In a survey of the fungi associated with decays of treated and untreated wood specimens partly interred in a wood-preservative field exposure test plot, 13 species of Basidiomycetes were identified from 120 test specimens. Basidiomycete mycelia isolated from a further 51 specimens could not be identified due to the absence of fruit-bodies or lack of matching descriptions of cultural characters. A further 179 did not yield Basidiomycete mycelia when cultured.  Paxillus panuoides and  Stereum hirsutum were the most common species. Species of lower Hymenomycetes were more frequently isolated than polypores.

The named species of fungi and unnamed mycelia are listed together with their hosts. Sevenspecies, viz. Neamatoloma fasciculate, Odontia bicolor, Paxillus panuoides, Peniophora aspera, Peniophora cinerea, Peniophora tenuis and Polyporus gilvus are described in pure culture.


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