Diversity and distribution of aphyllophoroid fungi growing on Common Juniper (Juniperus communis L.) in Estonia
In the study we present a checklist of aphyllophoroid fungi growing on Juniperus communis in Estonia with the data of ecology, phenology and distribution. The paper summarizes results of study on 1026 specimens from fungus collections, and authors’ observations. There are 104 species of aphyllophoroid fungi recorded growing on junipers in Estonia, 56 of them have only been found once. The most frequent species can be claimed to be Peniophora junipericola, followed in its frequency by Amylostereum laevigatum, Hyphodontia juniperi, Hyphodontia alutaria, Basidioradulum crustosum and Hyphodontia arguta. Atheloderma mirabile and Sistotrema heteronemum can be considered among rare species, which have only been found once in Estonia (also they are growing on juniper). Two species are listed in threat categories of the Estonian Red List: Oxyporus philadelphi and Lindtneria trachyspora. The former one is also protected by law in Estonia.