Diversity and richness of corticioid fungi (Basidiomycota) on Azores Islands: a preliminary survey
Telleria, M. Teresa Melo; Dueñas, Margarita; Rodríguez-Armas, J. Laura Beltrán-Tejera; Cardoso, Jose; Salcedo, Isabel
The diversity and species richness of corticioid fungi from three islands of the central group of the Azores Archipelago (Faial, Pico and Terceira) are analysed. The study covered 23 localities and found 88 species belonging to 44 genera, 73 being new to the Azores. Hyphodontia, Hyphoderma, Peniophora and Trechispora are the more significant genera and 36% of these genera are represented by one species only. Considering the available data, it is concluded that this biota shares 73% of its species with that of the East coast of North America, 83% with that of SW Europe (Spain and Portugal), 63% with that of the Canary Islands and 39% with that of Morocco.