Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer in Poland: Notes on Its Ecology, Distribution and Conservation Status
Andrzej Szczepkowski1, Anna Kujawa2, Marek Halama3
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1Division of Mycology and Forest Phytopathology, Department of Forest Protection and Ecology,
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
2Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Field Station,
Turew, Szkolna 4, 64-000 Kościan, Poland
3Museum of Natural History, Wrocław University,
Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2013;22(1):41-51
The basidiomycete Volvariella bombycina (Pluteaceae) is included in red lists of fungi in Poland and some other countries. Its distribution in Poland is presented, based on published data as well as 12 new locations. Platanus × acerifolia is reported for the first time as a host of this fungus. Another six tree species are new hosts for V. bombycina in Poland. These new data confirm the high ecological plasticity of the species. It is found in urban areas, forests, tree lines along roads, and a village park. Based on the new distribution data for V. bombycina in Poland, according to IUCN red-listed criteria it should be classified as LC (least concern).
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