Fungal Biodiversity and Conservation. Diversity of fungi in Ireland-. Sources Catalogue of Irish Fungi (Muskett and Malone 1978; 1980) British Mycological Society’s Checklist of Basidiomycetes for Britain and Ireland (Legon andHenrici 2005);
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Fungal Biodiversity and Conservation
Diversity of fungi in Ireland-
(from the “Checklist”)
NI - 1303
Records in ROI are highest around Dublin and in areas visited by British Mycology Society or NIFG field meetings (Dublin, Killarney, Burren, Roscrea)
O’Hanlon, R. and Harrington, T.J. (2011). Diversity and distribution of mushroom-forming fungi (Agaricomycetes) in Ireland. Biology and Environment111B (2), 117-133.
ROI under-recorded in some genera
Reasons for differences
Regression the number of fungal species per region versus the area of deciduous forest cover in hectares in the forest regions in England.
In UK, woodland fungi most frequently recorded;
In ROI grassland fungi (waxcaps), most frequently recorded
Table 6 Data from Senn-Irlet et al.(2007) showing the fungal conservation ratings of Ireland and 5 other European countries. 1=best rating, 2= middle rating and 3= worst possible rating.
Ireland is 33rd out of 44
A very rare, mycorrhizal (?)woodland fungus
1 known locality in Ireland in a Coillte Forest Park
A EU Life-sponsored scheme to remove exotics i.e. beech, would have rendered this extinct.