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Abstract

Diversities of fungal flora on stored leaf of tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb.).

Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate the fungal diversity on the leaf surface of stored tendu (D. melanoxylon), collected from 6 forest points in Chhattisgardh, India. The leaves were infected with ∼30 different categories of moulds, especially Aspergillus niger, A. flavus, A. tamarii, A. ochraceous, Beltrania rhombica, Curvularia lunata [Cochliobolus lunatus], Chaetomium globosum, Mammaria echinobotryoides, Pestalotia macrotricha, Penicillium citrinum and Sclerotium rolfsii. The highest number of fungal species was recorded in Kawardha (20 fungal species), followed by Durg (18), Rajnandgaon (18), Jagdalpur (17), Kanker (16) and Dantewada (15). Some of the fungal species were confined to a particular area. These confinements of fungal species depended on the floristic pattern of the area, which varied from geographical area to area.