PHYLLOPLANE FUNGI OF VITEX NEGUNDO LINN.
D. NAGARAJU* AND C. MANOHARACHARY**
*Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College, Eturnagaram-506165, Distt. Warangal, Telangana., India. **Mycology and Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500007, Telangana., India. Email:email@example.com
Phylloplane fungi associated with the leaves of Vitex negundo Linn., (Perennial Medicinal Plant) collected from Bhadrachalam forest localities of Telangana region has been worked out for a period of 12 months (2015-2016) at monthly intervals using dilution plate technique and leaf impression methods respectively. Fungi have been identified up to species level. Altogether 127 fungal species belonging to 61 genera are recorded. There is not much difference in the fungal species composition of abaxial and adaxial leaf surfaces. 16 fungi have been reported as new additions to the fungi of Telangana state. This is the first report of phylloplane fungi of Vitex negundo Linn.
Keywords: Bhadrachalam, Dilution plate, Leaf impression, phylloplane, Vitex negundo.[Download]