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W.A. Dunstan 7 B. Dell (Y) 7 N. Malajczuk School of Biological Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, WA 6150,Australia e-mail: dell6central.murdoch.edu.au, Fax: c61-8-9360-6303 Abstract Although pines have been established in plantations in Western Australia for over 100 years, knowledge of the ectomycorrhizal fungal flora is incomplete, or lies in(More)
The effect of inoculating seedlings of Eucalyptus grandis, Allocasuarina littoralis and Casuarina equisetifolia with two isolates of Pisolithus and two isolates of Scleroderma from under eucalypts was examined in a glasshouse trial. Ectomycorrhizas formed extensively on Eucalyptus (23–46% fine roots ectomycorrhizal) and Allocasuarina (18–51% fine roots(More)
The development of ectomycorrhizas on inoculated eucalypt seedlings in commercial nurseries is often slow so that only a small percentage of roots are mycorrhizal at the time of outplanting. If mycorrhizal formation could be enhanced by co-inoculation with bacteria which promote rapid root colonisation by specific ectomycorrhizal fungi, as demonstrated by(More)
The survival and development of two inoculant ectomycorrhizal fungi (Hebeloma westraliense Bough. Tom. and Mal. and Setchelliogaster sp. nov.) on roots of outplanted Eucalyptus globulus Labill. was examined at two expasture field sites in the south-west of Western Australia. Site 1 was a gravelly yellow duplex soil, and Site 2 was a yellow sandy earth.(More)
 The species richness of putative ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi fruiting in blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) plantations in Western Australia was investigated in relation to plantation age. Eleven plantations, 1–8 years old, were selected for study and two native Eucalyptus forest sites in the same region were chosen for comparison. Sporocarps of 44(More)
Eucalypt plantations in China have largely been established on soils that are low in phosphorus (P) and have few eucalypt-compatible ectomycorrhizal fungi. Effects of P application and ectomycorrhizal fungal inoculation on early tree growth in plantations of Eucalyptus urophylla Blake in Guangdong (Gaoyao) and E. globulus Labill. in Yunnan (Chuxiong) in(More)
The amount of calcium in Eucalyptus diversicolor (karri) ecosystems is high in comparison with other eucalypt forest ecosystems in Australia. A large proportion of this calcium is present as crystalline Ca oxalate. Whewellite (CaC2O4·H2O) accumulates in leaf tissue of the over- and understorey species. Up to 70% of the calcium in the leaves of karri is(More)
The effectiveness of 16 fungal isolates in forming ectomycorrhizas and increasing the growth and phosphorus uptake of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. and E. diversicolor F. Muell. seedlings was examined in the glasshouse. Seedlings were grown in yellow sand at 2 phosphorus levels (4 and 12 mg P kg-1 sand). At the time of harvest (100 days), the non-inoculated(More)
Plantation forestry with exotic trees in south China needs compatible symbionts to improve the growth of seedlings in nurseries and to enhance establishment and growth in the field. Scleroderma, a potentially suitable symbiont for inoculation, is not being used in containerized nurseries in the region due to poor knowledge of its host range. The ability of(More)
 As many eucalypts in commercial plantations are poorly ectomycorrhizal there is a need to develop inoculation programs for forest nurseries. The use of fungal spores as inoculum is a viable proposition for low technology nurseries currently producing eucalypts for outplanting in developing countries. Forty-three collections of ectomycorrhizal fungi from(More)