Annotated checklist of fungi in Cyprus Island. 1. Larger Basidiomycota

Miguel Torrejón


An annotated checklist of wild fungi living in Cyprus Island has been compiled broughting together all the information collected from the different works dealing with fungi in this area throughout the three centuries of mycology in Cyprus. This part contains 363 taxa of macroscopic Basidiomycota.


macromycetes; inventory; ecology; distribution

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