A Survey of Macrofungal Diversity in Da-Lat, Southern Vietnam

Jin Sung Lee1   Jae Young  Park2   Nam Kyu  Kim1   Truong Binh  Nguyen3   Minkyeong  Kim4   Eun Ju  Woo4   Changmu  Kim4,*   

1Yurim Mushroom, Asan 31582, Korea
2Q-myco, Co., Seoul 08793, Korea
3Institute of Research and High-Tech Application in Agriculture, Dalat University, 01, Phu Dong Thien Vuong, Dalat city, Lam Dong province, Vietnam
4Microorganism Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon 22689, Korea


Da-Lat is a hilly area located in southern Vietnam. Macrofungal diversity of Da-Lat was investigated from 2018 to 2019. A total of 468 macrofungal specimens was collected and identified using the modern species concept and taxonomic and phylogenetic analyses. Among them, internal transcribed spacer(ITS) region of 401 specimens were successfully sequenced and compared with those of related species retrieved from GenBank. In total, 180 specimens were identified at the species level. The sequenced specimens were classified into 2 phyla, 13 orders, 38 families, 93 genera, and 124 species. The remaining 221 specimens (175 species) did not match the species level. This study is the first well-documented taxonomic list of macrofungi collected from southern Vietnam.

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Fig. 1. Map of collection sites in southern Vietnam. Red circles indicate collection area.