Corticioid fungi (Basidiomycota) from the Biosphere Reserve of Arganeraie, Morocco: a preliminary survey
Telleria, M. Teresa; Dueñas, Margarita; Melo, Ireneia; Salcedo, Isabel; Cardoso, José; Fernández-López, Javier; Martín, María P.
The first catalogue of corticioid fungi from the Biosphere Reserve of Arganeraie and surrounding areas, in the South-Western Morocco, is presented. The study covered 24 localities, and 494 samples were analyzed. The more representative substrata Argania spinosa, Tetraclinis articulata, several species of Euphorbia, Phillyrea, and Pistacia, as well as Quercus rotundifolia, among others were sampled. The catalogue includes 68 species, 26 of them new to Morocco. They belong to 40 genera, being Peniophora and Tomentella the best represented, meanwhile 65% of the genera are represented by only one species. The presence of the following Mediterranean and/ or Macaronesican taxa is remarkable: Acanthophysium dextrinoideocerussatum, Aphanobasidium canariense, Asterostroma gaillardii, Corticium meridioroseum, Hyphoderma macaronesicum, Hyphoderma multicystidium var. disporum, Hyphodermella rosae, Peniophora meridionalis, and Vuilleminia megalospora. The patterns of species richness by substrate and locality were calculated.