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Distribution of fungi of the genus Ganoderma on native and introduced woody plants.

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Representatives of the genus Ganoderma (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) are wood-decaying fungi causing white rot of a wide range of woody plants. The aim of this study was to find out the distribution of all European species of the genus Ganoderma in Slovakia and their binding to the native and introduced woody plants. A total 236 records of Ganoderma obtained by processing data from the database of wood-decaying fungi and herbarium items located in natural museums in Bratislava and Prague (Czech Republic) were used in the present study. We found out that fungi of the genus Ganoderma attack 26 species of the native woody plants and 15 species of the introduced woody plants in Slovakia. Most of the taxa of the native woody plants are attacked by Ganoderma applanatum and Ganoderma adspersum, and most often colonized woody plant is Fagus sylvatica. Most of the taxa of the introduced woody plants are attacked by G. adspersum and G. resinaceum, and most often colonized woody plant is Aesculus hippocastanum. G. pfeifferi and G. valesiacum attack only native woody plants.