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Diversity of Xylaria Species from Amravati Region, Amravati, MS, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Botany, Shri Shivaji Science College Amravati 444603, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 67-69, January,10 (2013)


In due course of mycological survey of different forest of Amravati District, the authors collected many interesting fungi. The fungi reported in this paper are rare to Maharashtra State. Xylariaceae is a large and relatively well known Ascomycetes family found in most countries, which contain 35 genera. Most of them species are saprobic wood degraders while some are endophytic or even associates with termite nests. Xylaria is large and first described genus of family xylariaceae. The xylaria is characterized by sac like perithecia, ascocarp and long chains of asci with variable numbers of ascospores. The specimen of xylaria collected from different parts of Amravati region Amravati, Maharashtra, India. The collected specimen were screened by standard methods. Each specimen was examined on the basis of morphological and microscopical characters. The measurement or dimensions of stromata, perithecia, asci and ascospores were taken. All the species xyalria mellisii, xylaria axifera, xylaria bambusae, xylaria pallida, xylaria feejeensis, xylaria aristata, xylaria kamatii and xylaria microceras in the study were examined and identified on the basis of morphology.


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