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Abstract

Rotting of Peltophorum ferrugineum (Decne.) Benth. by pathogenic lignicolous fungi in Rajpipla, Gujarat, India.

Abstract

Lignicolous fungi play a significant role in destruction of forest flora especially wood, litter and living trees. Rotting of Peltophorum ferrugineum (Decne.) Benth. living trees by pathogenic lignicolous fungi like Flavodon flavus (Klotz.) Ryv., Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Fr.) Karst., Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat., Phellinus badius (Berk.: Cke) Cunn., Phellinus robustus (Karst.) Bourd. & Galz., Phellinus pectinatus (Kl.) Quel., Phellinus hoehnelii (Bres.) Ryv., Phellinus conchatus (Pers. : Fr.) Quel., Phellinus pachyphloeus (Pat.) Pat., Phellinus rhabarbarinus (Berk.) Cunn., Phellinus setulosus (Llyod) Imaz., Phellinus caryophyllii (Racib.) Cunn. and Schizophyllum commune Fr. was describe. For the first time all lignicolous fungi were recorded from Rajpipla, Gujarat, India. It was interesting to note that in Vadia palace, Rajpipla there are approximately 100 P. ferrugineum trees, out off which 69 plants were infected with pathogenic lignicolous fungi. In Arboretum of Botany Department, M.S. University of Baroda was surveyed, 10 plants were present, and out of that 7 plants were infected. Except P. setulosus which was already reported on Peltophorum ferrugineum all other Phellinus spp. are new host records.