Basidiomycetous macrofungi play important roles in maintaining forest ecosystems via carbon cycling and the mobilization of nitrogen and phosphorus. To understand the impact of human activity on macrofungi, an ongoing project at the Korea National Arboretum is focused on surveying the macrofungi in unexploited areas. Mt. Oseo was targeted in this survey because the number of visitors to this destination has been steadily increasing, and management and conservation plans for this destination are urgently required. Through 5 field surveys of Mt. Oseo from April to October 2012, 116 specimens of basidiomycetous macrofungi were collected and classified. The specimens were identified to the species level by analyzing their morphological characteristics and their DNA sequence data. A total of 80 species belonging to 57 genera and 25 families were identified. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to identify five of these species- Artomyces microsporus , Hymenopellis raphanipes , Pholiota abietis , Phylloporus brunneiceps , and Sirobasidium magnum -in Korea.
Bibliographical noteThis work was supported by the Korea National Arboretum (Project No. KNA 1-1-10, 12-3).
- Basidiomycetous macrofungi
- DNA barcoding
- Fungal flora
- Internal transcribed spacer
- Mt. Oseo
- Unrecorded species
LEE, W. D., LEE, H., FONG, J. J., OH, S. Y., PARK, M. S., QUAN, Y., JUNG, P. E., & LIM, Y. W. (2014). A checklist of the basidiomycetous macrofungi and a record of five new species from Mt. Oseo in Korea. Mycobiology, 42(2), 132-139. https://doi.org/10.5941/MYCO.2014.42.2.132