Notes of Five Wood-Decaying Fungi from Juwangsan National Park in Korea

Minseo Cho, Sun Lul Kwon, Changmu Kim, Jae Jin Kim

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Wood-decaying fungi are essential decomposers in forest ecosystems. They decompose wood substrates by producing various lignocellulolytic enzymes, which have significant industrial and medical applications. A survey was conducted at the Juwangsan National Park from 2018 to 2019 to determine the diversity of macrofungi in Korea. Five previously unrecorded wood-decaying polyporoid and corticioid fungi were identified among the collected specimens: Eichleriella sinensis, Hymenochaete anomala, Hyphoderma subsetigerum, Lyomyces orientalis, and Pseudowrightoporia crassihypha. These species were identified based on morphological, molecular, and phylogenetic analyses of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and nuclear large subunit rDNA (nLSU) region. In this study, we provide detailed macro- and micro-morphological figures with phylogenetic trees to support the discovery of five new species in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-41
Number of pages12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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© 2024 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of the Korean Society of Mycology.


  • Wood-decaying fungi
  • corticioid fungi
  • internal transcribed spacer
  • polyporoid fungi
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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