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Journal of Mycology
Volume 2014, Article ID 490847, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/490847
Research Article

Some New Records of Stinkhorns (Phallaceae) from Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India

Rain Forest Research Institute, AT Road, Sotai, Post Box No. 136, Jorhat, Assam 785001, India

Received 11 October 2013; Revised 28 December 2013; Accepted 3 February 2014; Published 17 March 2014

Academic Editor: Leo Van Griensven

Copyright © 2014 Girish Gogoi and Vipin Parkash. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This research paper represents for the first time an updated list of stinkhorn family, Phallaceae, in Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Jorhat, Assam, India. There are seven species of stinkhorns naturally present in the study area. A description of all the species is given along with images of fruiting bodies of the fungi and their microstructures; information on the ecology and general distribution and data on the literature have been documented. The seven species of stinkhorns were found in and around area of the sanctuary which include Phallus indusiatus, Phallus duplicatus, Phallus cinnabarinus, Phallus merulinus, Phallus atrovolvatus, Mutinus bambusinus, and Clathrus delicatus.