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Open Access A checklist of xylophilous basidiomycetes (Basidiomycota) in mangroves

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Based on intensive search of literature records of xylophilous basidiomycetes in mangroves, a list with 112 species is presented. These species are distributed in 63 genera, 27 families and 9 orders. Polyporaceae is the most represented family with 33 species; Phellinus is the genus with the highest number of species (7). Brazilian mangroves, with 55 species, are the best known areas. The most frequent host is Rhizophora mangle with 34 species recorded on it. For each species the localities and substrates are provided, when these data were available in the respective original article. The complete checklist is available on

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 31, 2009

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