Diversity of wood-inhabiting polyporoid and corticioid fungi in Odaesan National Park, Korea

Yeongseon Jang, Seokyoon Jang, Jaejung Lee, Hanbyul Lee, Young Woon Lim, Changmu Kim, Jae Jin Kim

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Polyporoid and corticioid fungi are among the most important wood-decay fungi. Not only do they contribute to nutrient cycling by decomposing wood debris, but they are also valuable sources for natural products. Polyporoid and corticioid wood-inhabiting fungi were investigated in Odaesan National Park. Fruit bodies were collected and identified based on morphological and molecular analyses using 28S and internal transcribed spacer regions of DNA sequences. As a result, a total of 149 species, 69 genera, 22 families, and 11 orders were recognized. Half (74 species) of the species were polypores, and the other half (75 species) were corticioid fungi. Most of the species belonged to Polyporales (92 species) followed by Hymenochaetales (33 species) and Russulales (11 species). At the genus level, a high number of species was observed from Steccherinum, Hyphodontia, Phanerochaete, Postia, and Trametes. Concerning distribution, almost all the species could be found below 1,000 m, and only 20% of the species were observed from above 1,000 m. Stereum subtomentosum, Trametes versicolor, T. hirsuta, T. pubescens, Bjerkandera adusta, and Ganoderma applanatum had wide distribution areas. Deciduous wood was the preferred substrate for the collected species. Sixty-three species were new to this region, and 21 species were new to Korea, of which 17 species were described and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-236
Number of pages20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF 2013R1A1A2A10011390) and was supported by the Indigenous Species Survey and Investigation project from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) under the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea.

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© The Korean Society of Mycology.


  • Corticioid fungi
  • ITS
  • NLSU
  • Polyporoid fungi
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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