Contributions to the study of higher fungi on Sable Island, Nova Scotia

Keith Williams, Zoe Lucas


This study documents 27 taxa of Higher Fungi found on Sable Island, a remote emergent sand bar 160 km east of the Nova Scotia mainland. Of these, two are new basidiomycete records for the province, Deconica subcoprophila and Volvopluteus aff. gloiocephalus. Thirteen other taxa represent range extensions within Nova Scotia. Suillus luteus is suggested as the probable identity of the only ectomycorrhizal fungusdescribed colonizing the roots of the solitary pine tree growing on Sable Island. 

Keywords: coprophilous fungi, coastal dunes, Deconica, Suillus luteus, Volvopluteus

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