Distribution of mushrooms by forest type in Mt. Minjuji

Distribution of mushrooms by forest type in Mt. Minjuji


Sangyoung Park¹*, Sohee Kim¹, Eunjin Kim¹, Ju-Kyeong Eo², Hwayong Lee¹

¹Department of Forest Scienece, Chungbuk National University

²Ecological Technology Research Team, Division of Ecological Applications Research, National Institute of Ecology

*Email: fungux@naver.com

In this study, we investigated the species distribution of mushrooms according to forest types. The study area was Quercus spp. stand, Pinus densiflora stand, Larix kaempferi stand, and P. koraiensis stand in the Mulhan valley of Mt. Minjuji located in Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea. Field surveys were conducted from 10 May to 16 August, 2023, twice in May, three times in June, three times in July, and twice in August. During the investigation period, 47 families, 74 genera, and 132 species were identified, among which ascomycetes were identified 10 families, 10 genera, and 14 species, and basidiomycetes were identified 37 families, 64 species, and 118 species. By forest types, 63 species of mushrooms were the most investigated in Quercus spp. stand, and 52 species of mushrooms were investigated in P. densiflora stand, 39 species in P. koraiensis stand, and 24 species in L. kaempferi stand. The most frequently occurring mushrooms in each forest types were 6 species of genus Russula in Quercus spp. stand, 9 species of genus Amanita in P. densiflora stand, 4 species of genus Mycena in L. kaempferi stand, and 5 species of genus Russula in P. koraiensis stand. Continuous monitoring of mushroom occurrence may help to understand the ecology of mushroom and forest.