Turkish Journal of Botany




In this article, an attempt has been made to establish the qualitative composition of macromycetes in the communities of scale-leaf juniper, Juniperus excelsa M.Bieb. and J. foetidissima Willd., distributed in Turkey. A total of 127 species of macrofungi were registered, 2 belonging to Ascomycota and 125 to Basidiomycota. Of those, 69 species were collected in Juniperus excelsa stands, 23 in J. foetidissima stands, and 35 species in both juniper stands. The ecologic status for the fungal species is as follows: 30 lignicolous and 39 terricolous in J. excelsa stands, 19 lignicolous and 4 terricolous in J. foetidissima, and 31 lignicolous and 4 terricolous in both stands. For Turkey, 23 taxa were new, and 5 of them were new at genus level. The new genera were Pyrenopeziza Fuckel, Amyloathelia Hjortstam & Ryvarden, Byssoporia M.J.Larsen & Zak, Globulicium Hjortstam, and Subulicium Hjortstam & Ryvarden.


Macrofungal diversity, Juniperus, new records, Turkey

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