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Phenotypical studies of lignicolous fungi from Kondapalli hill Central Eastern Ghats, South India

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Wood rotting fungi that cause diseases in wood of forest are called Lignicolous fungi. In present study, fungal bodies were collected from living or partially dead forest trees, fallen wooden logs and leaf litter of Kondapalli hill Central Eastern Ghats of South India. Detailed description of the collected samples revealed the occurrence of lignicolous fungi like Amauroderma rugosum (Nees) Bose, Auricularia mesenterica (Dicks.: Fr.) Pers. A. cornea (Ehrenb.: Fr.) Ehrenb ex Endl., Dacrymyces chrysospermus Berk. & M. A. Curtis, Ganoderma applanatum (Pers. ex Wallr.) G. lipsiense (Batsch) G. F. Atk. G. resinaceum Boud. Hexagonia tenuis (Hook.), Daedalea sulcata (Berk.) Ryvarden D. flavida Lév., Polyporus arcularius (Batsch) Fr. Physisporinus lineatus (Pers.) F. Wu, Jia J. Chen & Y.C. Dai,. Schizophyllum commune Fr., S. radiatum Fr. All wood rot fungi were new reports to kondapalli hill Central Eastern Ghats of South India. The Dacrymyces chrysospermus Berk. & M.A. Curtis, and Physisporinus lineatus (Pers.) F. Wu, Jia J. Chen & Y.C. Dai, were reported for first time from India.

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The author is thankful to the Principal, Vice Principal (P.G), Head, and Department of Botany, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada for laboratory facilities, Prof. Arun Arya, Head, Department of Environmental Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara for guidelines in conformation of fungi, and Prof Dr. M. Anandaraj, Senior Editor for guiding us in reviewing the paper and giving suggestions.

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Nagadesi, P.K. Phenotypical studies of lignicolous fungi from Kondapalli hill Central Eastern Ghats, South India. Indian Phytopathology 71, 589–597 (2018).

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