Diversity of Macrofungi in Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis jacq.) Plantation in Southern Thailand



The objective of this study was to determine the diversity of macrofungi in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) plantation habitats. The diversity of macrofungi was divided into 5 parts; vein, mid-rib and rachis of the oil palm frond litter, other plant litter and on the soil. The study was conducted in Thung Yai District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province and Huai Yot District, Trang Province, in the southern region of Thailand in 2014 - 2015. In total 111 taxa were identified, comprising 10 ascomycota and 101 basidiomycota. The most abundant species were Marasmius (15 species), followed by Xylaria (6 species), Marasmiellus (5 species) and Termitomyces (5 species). Fifty-eight taxa were found on the oil palm rachis litter, 52 taxa from the soil, 19 taxa from the oil palm mid-rib litter, 10 taxa from other plant litter and 4 taxa from the oil palm vein litter.


Decomposition, diversity, Elaeis guineensis Jacq., macrofungi, oil palm frond

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