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Abstract

Additional data report on the mycobiota of "The Northern Coast of the Neva Bay" nature sanctuary: xylotrophic basidiomycetes of the park at the "Blizhnie Dubki" estate.

Abstract

In 1723, between Lakhta and Lisiy Nos settlements, east of the village of Verpelevo, the Peter's estate "Blizhnie Dubki" was created including a rectangular park of regular style, approximately 250 Ă— 300 m in size. To date, the park has been abandoned, although its drainage system continues to function. The vegetation in this drained territory is restored mainly via sub-nemoral groupings. The present notice is devoted to report a new for the Northern Coast of the Neva Bay sanctuary species of xylotrophic basidiomycetes collected on the territory of the old park. The presented list contains 36 species new for the sanctuary that belong to 9 orders of the Agaricomycetes class. Among them, Truncospora atlantica is new to Russia, and Pseudotomentella griseopergamacea, new to the European Russia. For both the Leningrad and the Saint Petersburg regions, such species as Porostereum spadiceum and Trametopsis cervina is reported for the first time. In Europe, these two species are common in the central and southern belts of the temperate zone. For the Saint Petersburg Region such species as Amaurodon viridis, Antrodia macra, A. heteromorpha, Perenniporia subacida, Postia rennyi, Sarcoporia polyspora are reported for the first time. Within Saint Petersburg red data species, Crustoderma dryinum, Hydnocristella himantia, and Hyalodon piceicola were recorded for old park territory. The data obtained indicate that the fungal species complexes in old oak plantings are rather unique. A competitive pressure within the nemoral groupings is weakened that is a reason for invasion on these areas of alien southern and even sub-Atlantic species.