Fungal Diversity

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 33–44 | Cite as

Myxomycetes from Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia

  • Henrik Kylin
  • David W. Mitchell
  • El-Hacène Seraoui
  • Bart Buyck


We present a compilation of all myxomycetes recorded from Papua New Guinea (PNG) and New Caledonia (NC). Specimens were collected during field trips in September 1983–January 1984 to both territories and in August 1991, October 2007, and April 2009 to NC. Bark and dung samples for moist chamber cultures were collected during the field trips in September 1983–January 1984 (PNG and NC) and in August 1991 and October 2007 (NC). In addition, information from previous publications and unpublished specimens in the herbarium at the Plant Protection Instituted in Port Moresby, PNG, are included. A total of 180 species are reported. Of the 63 species from PNG 51 are new to the country, and 123 of the 149 species from NC are new to the territory.


Mycetozoa Myxomycota Amoebozoa Slime moulds Southwest Pacific 



M. Beauvallett, H. Bouwman, R. Cook, M. Ducousso, G. Eyssartier, M. L. Farr, E. E. Henty, V. Hofstetter, B. Ing, J. T. Johansson, H. W. Keller, F. Ljungqvist, P. P. Lowry II, G. McPherson, M. Meyer, P. Morat, N. E. Nannenga-Bremekamp, L. S. Olive, J. Rammeloo, M. Roos, D. Shaw, L. Thien, and K. D. Whitney, were helpful with either the fieldwork, determination of difficult specimens, literature references, herbarium specimens, or preparation of the manuscript. Two anonymous reviewers improved the manuscript. The national and provincial authorities of the respective provinces are thanked for collection permits. Partial funding was provided to H. Kylin by the Botanical Society of Lund (the Svante Murbeck Fund), and the Natural Science Society at Stockholm University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Kylin
    • 1
  • David W. Mitchell
    • 2
  • El-Hacène Seraoui
    • 3
  • Bart Buyck
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Water and Environmental StudiesLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Walton CottageEnglandUK
  3. 3.AmbillyFrance
  4. 4.Department of Systematics and Evolution CP39, UMR7205Muséum national d’Histoire naturelleParisFrance

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