A report of wood-inhabiting macrofungi in Hamedan province (Hymenochaetales, Polyporales, Russulales)
Most of wood-inhabiting fungi may cause disease and weakness in trees and shrubs as parasite or rotting of fallen woods and logs enrich plants as symbiotic. Thus collection and identification of them and their differentiating to benefical or harmful is necessary. Considering to geographical extent and climatic diversity in the west of Iran, there are limited information about this group of fungi compare to those in the north of Iran. In 2012 and 2013, various samples of wood-inhabiting macrofungi belonging to orders Hymenochaetales, Polyporales and Russulales including: Bjerkandera adusta, Inonotus hispidus, Peniophora incarnata, Peniophora quercina, Postia tephroleuca and Stereum hirsutum were collected and identified by valid keys from different parts of Hamedan province. Peniophora quercina on Salix sp., Postia tephroleuca on Malus pumila and Peniophora incarnata on Populus nigra are introduce from new plant hosts in Iran. All of the collected and identified specimens were deposited in Iran fungal herbarium (IRAN).