ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGAL ASSOCIATION WITH SOME PLANTATIONS OF ARAKU VALLEY AREA, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA
C. MANOHARACHARY* D. NAGARAJU** AND T. ARAVINDHA***
¹Mycology and Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500007, Telangana, India ² Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College, Eturnagaram-506165, Distt. Warangal, Telangana, India. ³Telugu Academy, Hyderabad,Telangana, India. Email*:email@example.com
Ectomycorrhiza is a specialized root organ and is the result of complex interaction with trees belonging to Pinaceae, Fagaceae, Betulaceae and others. In the present investigation the ectomycorrhizal association of Casuarina equisetifolia L., Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC, Eucalyptus globules Labill and Pinus sylvestris L. plantations located in Araku valley Visakapatnam District have been found associated with Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam. Boletus elatus Pers. Laccaria laccata (Scop.) Cooke. Pisolithus tinctorius (Pers.) Coker & Couch. and Scleroderma verrucosum (Bull.) Pers. The experiments conducted with Pisolithus tinctorium (Pers.) Coker & Couch on the establishment of Eucalyptus globules Labill. and Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC. resulted to in higher seedling establishment than control.
Keywords: Boletus, Dalbergia, Ectomycorrhiza, Plantations.[Download]