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Kunttu, P., Helo, T., Kulju, M., Veteli, P., Julkunen, J., Miettinen, O. ... Kotiranta, H. (2021). Diversity and distribution of Finnish aphyllophoroid and heterobasidioid fungi (Basidiomycota): An update. Plant and Fungal Systematics, 66(1), 79-105.

Diversity and distribution of Finnish aphyllophoroid and heterobasidioid fungi (Basidiomycota) : an update

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Author: Kunttu, Panu1; Helo, Teppo1; Kulju, Matti2;
Organizations: 1Independent researcher, Finland
2Biodiversity Unit, P.O. Box 3000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
3University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Institute of Dentistry, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
4Finnish Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 007, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
5Finnish Environment Institute, Latokartanonkaari 11, FI-00790 Helsinki, Finland
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Language: English
Published: W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-20


Biogeographical and ecological knowledge of aphyllophoroid fungi has increased substantially after the publication of the Finnish aphyllophoroid checklist. In this paper, we describe the occurrence and distributions of both aphyllophoroid and heterobasidioid fungi in Finland. We introduce 13 species new to Finland: Hyphoderma lapponicum (Litsch.) Ryvarden, Mycostilla vermiformis (Berk. & Broome) Spirin & Malysheva, Proterochaete adusta (Burt) Spirin & V. Malysheva, Pseudotomentella alobata Svantesson, Pseudoxenasma verrucisporum K.H. Larss. & Hjortstam, Sistotrema subtrigonospermum D. P. Rogers, Spiculogloea minuta P. Roberts, Tomentella botryoides (Schwein.) Bourd. & Galz., Tomentella neobourdotii M.J. Larsen, Tomentella subtestacea Bourdot & Galzin, Tomentella subpilosa Litsch., Tulasnella anguifera P. Roberts, and Tulasnella interrogans P. Roberts. Proterochaete and Pseudoxenasma are new genera to Finland. We also present the record of Caudicicola gracilis Kotir., Kulju & Miettinen for only the second time globally. Furthermore, we present 115 new records (locations) of 53 rare or seldom collected species. In addition, we report 96 species considered new to a specific subzone of the boreal forest vegetation zone in Finland. The records contain notes on the substrata, and the ecology and distribution of nationally new species and are briefly discussed.

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Series: Plant and fungal systematics
ISSN: 2544-7459
ISSN-E: 2657-5000
ISSN-L: 2544-7459
Volume: 66
Issue: 1
Pages: 79 - 105
DOI: 10.35535/pfsyst-2021-0007
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Copyright information: © 2021 W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 (