Contributions to the fungal diversity of the Cerrado

new records of lignocellulolytic Agaricomycetes




Basidiomycota, biodiversidade, Brasil, conservação, fungos


The Cerrado biome is considered a biodiversity hotspot. Nevertheless, it has one of the least known fungal diversities in Brazil. In order to increase knowledge of its diversity and distribution, samples were collected, in September of 2018, from three national conservation parks and one private property covering Cerrado regions in the states of Minas Gerais, Goiás, Tocantins and Maranhão. 53 specimens were identified, comprehending 37 species from 12 families and five orders of Agaricomycetes. Nine species are new records for the Cerrado and, amongst them, Perenniporiella tepeitensis is also a new record for Brazil. Brief descriptions and taxonomic issues of each species are presented, and knowledge of fungal diversity in the four states increased considerably.


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Biografia do Autor

Nicolas do Carmo Regio, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Laboratório de Micologia, Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Melissa Palacio, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Laboratório de Micologia, Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Mauro Carpes Westphalen, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Laboratório de Micologia, Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Shirley Cunha Feuerstein, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Laboratório de Micologia, Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Rosa Mara Borges da Silveira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Laboratório de Micologia, Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.


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Regio, N. do C., Palacio, M., Westphalen, M. C., Feuerstein, S. C., & Silveira, R. M. B. da. (2024). Contributions to the fungal diversity of the Cerrado: new records of lignocellulolytic Agaricomycetes. Iheringia, Série Botânica., 79.