African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 753

Full Length Research Paper

New records of basidiomycetous macrofugi from Kurdistan region - Northern Iraq

Sara Q. Suliaman
  • Sara Q. Suliaman
  • Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq
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Talib O. AL- Khesraji
  • Talib O. AL- Khesraji
  • Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Sciences, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq
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Abdullah A. Hassan
  • Abdullah A. Hassan
  • Department of Protection, College of Agriculture, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq
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  •  Received: 07 March 2017
  •  Accepted: 15 April 2017
  •  Published: 30 June 2017


This study was carried out within February to June, 2015 to 2016 on macrofungi samples collected from different localities within Iraqi Kurdistan region - Northern Iraq. This mountainous region is rich in forest trees with diverse groups of shrubs and herbs and is expected to support the growth of many macrofungal species. However, this part of Iraq is still unexplored from macrofungal point of view. In this paper seven basidiomycetous macrofungal species from seven genera , six families and two orders : Inocybe flocculosa, Pleurotus nebrodensis, Psathyrella spadiceogrisea, Schizophyllum commune, Volvopluteus gloiocephalus (Agaricales), Lentinus tigrinus and Trametes trogii (Polyporales) were reported from Iraqi Kurdistan. These macrofungal species are recorded for the first time from Iraq.


Key words: Macrofungi , Agaricales , Polyporales , Iraqi Kurdistan.