OCCURRENCE OF WOOD INHABITING FUNGI IN FORESTS OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
Keywords:Tropical fungi, diversity, occurrence frequency, forest reserves, plantation forests
This study investigated species diversity and frequency of occurrence of the wood inhabiting fungi from various forest reserves and plantation forests in Peninsular Malaysia. A total of 327 sightings/collections assigned to 52 species were recorded. More fungal species were collected in forest reserves compared to plantation forests. The site at Pasoh Forest Reserve had the highest diversity of wood inhabiting mycota (29 species) and also species richness.