Macromycete phenological approximations in western Mexican forests

Pablo Munguia, Laura Guzmán-Dávalos, Olivia Rodríguez

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The seasonality of 10 of the most abundant species of macromycetes was studied at 3 sites in west-central Mexico. Collections over 20 years from the Instituto de Botánica of the Universidad de Guadalajara database were used for this study. Two of the sites were pine-oak forests: Mazamitla (70 collections) and Tapalpa (68 collections). The third consisted of an ecotone between subtropical cloud forest and pine-oak forest: Nevado de Colima (91 collections). The 3 sites are close to the tropical region and have a rainy season between late May and October. The development and abundance of fruit bodies were related to the climate and the vegetation of each site. Differences were found at 3 scales for both fructification time and abundance: between sites, between species, and within species at different sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-665
Number of pages5
JournalSouthwestern Naturalist
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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