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Ukr. Bot. J. 2023, 80(4): 337–342
Mycological Records

The first record of Pisolithus arhizus (Sclerodermataceae, Basidiomycota) in Central Asia

Islomiddinov Z.Sh.1, Mustafaev I.M.1, Shirqulova J.P.2, Khabibullaev B.S.1, Lim Y.W.3

Pisolithus is a genus of gasteroid mycorrhizal symbionts associated with trees of several families of angiosperms and gymnosperms and distributed almost worldwide. Here we report a new record of Pisolithus arhizus from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the first record of this species in Central Asia. The fruit bodies of P. arhizus were collected in several locations within the city and identified based on morphological characters. The ectomycorrhizal fungus formed symbiotic relationships with Juniperus sp. and Quercus sp. We provide its morphological description and photographs and also discuss our findings in the context of previously known records of this species.

Keywords: ectomycorrhiza, epigeous basidiomata, gasteroid fungi, urban area

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