Spatial distribution of the basidiocarps of aphyllophoraceous fungi in a tropical rainforest on Borneo Island, Malaysia

Satoshi Yamashita, Tsutomu Hattori, Tatsuhiro Ohkubo, Tohru Nakashizuka

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    Abstract

    The spatial distribution of basidiocarps provides much information on the dispersal abilities, habitat preferences, and inter- and intraspecific interactions of aphyllophoraceous fungi. To reveal the spatial distribution and resource utilization patterns of aphyllophoraceous fungi in Malaysia, we conducted field observations in a primary forest in 2006 and analyzed the relationships between the abundance of eight dominant fungal species and various environmental factors. The topographical characteristics were significantly patchily distributed at the 100-m scale, whereas woody debris and most fungal species were distributed randomly. Although the dominant fungal species differed among the decay classes and diameters of the woody debris, the abundance of a few dominant species was significantly correlated with environmental factors. Although the latter factors might affect the spatial distribution of these fungi, the effects appear to be so small that they would not create an aggregated distribution at a few 100-m scales.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1200-1207
    Number of pages8
    JournalMycological Research
    Volume113
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1

    Keywords

    • Coarse woody debris
    • Habitat preference
    • Resource utilization pattern
    • Spore dispersal
    • Topography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Genetics
    • Plant Science

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