Fungi of Cameroon: Ecological Diversity with Emphasis on the Taxonomy of Non-gilled Hymenomycetes from the Mbalmayo Forest Reserve

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J. Cramer, 2007 - Fungi - 410 pages
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Fungi of Cameroon is a contribution towards assessing the current macrofungal diversity associated with the ecosystems of Cameroon's southern forests, and evaluates the impact of deforestation and slash-and-burn on fungal communities and tracks the occurrence and changes to the fungal communities through the seasonal climatic variations (rainfall). The overall recorded species were new to the Mbalmayo forest reserve, while 75 of the described species were new to Cameroon, and eleven new mycobiota were described, plus one combination. The greatest fungal diversity was observed in forest stands, declining towards fallows and cropland. A distinct reduction of the diversity of wood and litter-dependent fungal species can be observed where land conversion takes place which is a definite threat to fungal species. As expected, seasonal variations fundamentally influence and govern the fruition and composition of the fungal communities studied.

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COLLECTING OF EDIBLE MUSHROOMS AND ETHNOMYCOLOGY IN
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J Phenicoid species
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