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Contribution to the Knowledge of Ramariopsis subarctica (Clavariaceae, Basidiomycota)

Marek Halama / Paweł Pech
  • Department of Ecology, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Protection, University Wrocław University, Kanonia 6–8, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland
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  • Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Vegetation and Mycobiota Biodiversity Department, Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Science, 8 March str. 202, Ekaterinburg, RU-620144 Russian Federation
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Published Online: 2017-07-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pbj-2017-0011


Although general knowledge of Ramariopsis subarctica Pilát has advanced in the past four decades, there is still little understanding of how the species is distributed and which aspects of the environment determine its distribution. This paper presents the first Polish collections of the species. Hitherto unknown in Poland, R. subarctica is reported from two localities in subalpine belts of the West Tatra Mts and Karkonosze Mts. The morphology of newly collected basidiomata of the fungus is described, illustrated and commented, and some basic chemical parameters of its habitat in the Karkonosze Mts are given. All available published material relevant to the global distribution and ecology of R. subarctica is reviewed.

Keywords: arctic and subalpine habitats; biogeography; clavarioid fungi; Clavulinopsis subarctica; distribution; ecology; taxonomy


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Received: 2016-06-28

Published Online: 2017-07-08

Published in Print: 2017-07-01

Citation Information: Polish Botanical Journal, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 123–133, ISSN (Online) 2084-4352, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pbj-2017-0011.

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