, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 103–107 | Cite as

Soil mycoflora from trufflè native areas of Saudi Arabia

  • H. A. Bokhary
  • Sarwat Parvez
Plant Mycology and Crop Protection


Soil fungi of areas in the North-Eastern region of Saudi Arabia where truffles are native were surveyed. Forty-three species of fungi belonging to twenty genera were isolated. Most were recovered from soils underneath or around truffle ascocarps: thirty species from soil under the surface of Tirmania nivea ascocarps, twenty-four from Terfezia boudieri soil and twenty species each from Tirmania pinoyi and Terfezia claveryi soils. Rhizosphere soil of Helianthemum lippi, on the other hand, yielded twenty-four fungal species while only fourteen fungal species were found in soil without vegetation. The total counts of fungi/g soil were highest in soils from the under surface of truffles, followed by rhizosphere soil, with the lowest in soils without vegetation.

Key words

Soil fungi truffle Tirmania nivea T. pinoyi Terfezia boudieri T. claveryi Helianthemum lippi Saudi Arabia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Bokhary
    • 1
  • Sarwat Parvez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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