Basidiomycetous Fungi in Mt. Palay-palay Protected Landscape, Luzon Island, Philippines

Asian Journal of Biodiversity

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Title Basidiomycetous Fungi in Mt. Palay-palay Protected Landscape, Luzon Island, Philippines
Creator Angeles, Lea P.; ORCID No. 0000-0003-1148-9887. San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc., Pasay City
Arma, Eduardo Jimmy M.; ORCID No. 0000-0001-5163-3009. University of Perpetual Help-Dalta System, Las Piñas City
Basaca, Cherryl W.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-0113-3732. Laguna State Polytechnic University, Los Baños, Laguna
Biscocho, Haydee Evangeline H.; ORCID No. 0000-0001-904-301X. De La Salle University – Dasmariñas, Cavite
Castro, Arizaldo E.; ORCID No. 0000-0001-6929-5407. De La Salle University – Dasmariñas, Cavite
Cruzate, Sherine M.; ORCID No. 0000-0003-0205-0450. Cavite State University – Indang, Cavite
Garcia, Ryan John G.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-7448-8454. Mirriam College, Quezon City
Maghari, Llyrha Mae E.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-9777-0217. De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Dasmariñas, Cavite
Pagadora, Rosahle S.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-2677-1001. Fiat Lux Academe, Dasmariñas, Cavite
Tadiosa, Edwin R.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-0268-692X. College of Science and Computer Studies – Graduate Department, De La Salle University and Philippine National Herbarium, Botany Division, National Museum of the Philippines
Description Basidiomycetous fungi are ubiquitous organism thriving mostly in forest ecosystem. A study of these group of fungi was conducted at Mt. Palaypalay Protected Landscape (MPPL) in Southern Luzon, Philippines. This protected landscape was categorized by National Integrated Protected Areas System as one of the priority areas for biodiversity conservation. This study aimed to document the existence of Basidiomycetes in the Landscape. Collection and photo-documentations of fungi were done during the months of December 2014 to June 2015. Fungal sampling was done using Transect Line (TL) with a combination of quadrat and opportunistic sampling methods. Three transect lines, one kilometer each was laid out from baseline of 100 masl up to 500 masl. Ten quadrats of 15m x 20m with an interval of 250m were established for each TL. Fleshy and woody Basidiomycetous species were collected, identified, and characterized based on established dichotomous keys. Of the 434 specimens collected, there were 24 families, 37 genera, and 41 species identified. The Landscape is currently experiencing some degree of anthropogenic disturbances such as minor forest products gathering, slash-and-burn farming, and quarrying. Fungal diversity research efforts need to be encouraged to evaluate the effects of these human disruptions on the ecology of the Landscape.   Keywords: Basidiomycetous fungi, forest ecosystems, Mt. Palaypalay, Luzon Island, Philippines
Publisher Liceo de Cagayan University
Date 2017-07-03
Format application/pdf
Source Asian Journal of Biodiversity; Vol 7, No 1 (2016): January
Language en

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