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Taxonomic and ecological insights into ganodermataceae and hymenochaetaceae: a study of poroid fungi in the Melghat Region, Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Shri Pundlik Maharaj Maharaj Mahavidyalaya, Nandura Rly, MS, India
  • 2Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati, MS, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 13, Issue (1), Pages 15-21, February,10 (2024)


This study delves into the ecological and taxonomic aspects of poroid fungi, particularly within the Hymenochaetaceae family, in the Melghat region of Maharashtra, India. Fungi of this family are known for their diverse roles, from causing diseases in trees to possessing medicinal and nutritional significance. The research, conducted through meticulous field collection and laboratory examinations, focuses on four key species: Phellinus rimosus, Phellinus torulosus, Ganoderma applanatum, and Ganoderma lucidum. The morphological descriptions of these fungi encompass macroscopic features such as basidiocarp characteristics, color variations, and structural details, as well as microscopic elements including hyphal systems, basidia, and basidiospores. The findings highlight the adaptability and ecological versatility of these fungi, thriving on both living and dead hardwood trees. The study emphasizes the need for continued research to uncover the intricate ecological roles of these fungi and their broader impact on forest ecosystems. Additionally, the documentation of medicinal and nutritional importance adds a layer of complexity to the understanding of these fungal species. Overall, this research contributes valuable insights into fungal diversity, serving as a resource for mycologists, ecologists, and conservationists working towards a comprehensive understanding and preservation of fungal ecosystems.


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