Monday, 25 January 2016

Gasteroid mycota of district Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


During the exploration of basidiomycetes of Pakistan, twenty gasteroid fungi were collected and identified from district Mansehra, Pakistan. Out of these, nine specimens represented different taxa; two belong to genera Geastrum and Lycoperdon, one each species belonged to genera Astraeus, Bovista, Phallus, Pisolithus, and Scleroderma. These gasteroid taxa have been identified, described and discussed. Among these, Phallus hadriani is a second report for Pakistan, and four gasteroid taxa are new records for District Mansehra