Ecological features of macromycetes in Eucalyptus reforestations in Sicily (southern Italy)
Venturella G. & Gargano M. L. (2008) Ecological features of macromycetes in Eucalyptus reforestation in Sicily (southern Italy).
Sydowia 61 (1): 117–133
The objective of this work was to compare and estimate the ecological features of 192 macromycetes, including nine hypogeous and three semi-hypogeous fungi, collected in Sicilian areas reforested with Eucalyptus. The number of mycorrhizal fungi turned out to be only 22 % of the taxa recorded so far from other areas, and this underlines the difficulties of eucalyptus trees in adapting to the pedological and climatic conditions of Sicily.
Keywords: fungal diversity, mycorrhizae, reforested areas, Mediterranean area.