The most frequent parasitic and saprofityc fungi on beech in Republica of Srpska and their part in tree daying

  • Dragan Karadžić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry, Kneza Višeslava 1, Belgrade, Serbia; email:
  • Nataša Stanivuković
Keywords: beech, parasitic fungi, saprophytic fungi, diseases, decay of wood


Beech (Fagus silvatica L.) is the most widely distributed tree species in Republica Srpska. Thanks to its excellent technical properities, the significance of beech in forest economy is great. However, wider use of beech wood is limited by its durability. Beech wood is an excellent medium for the development of many parasite and saprophyte organisms, primarly fungi. On the beech in this researches 93 species of fungi are indentified. The most impotrant species are: Nectria spp. (coccinea, ditissima, galligena), Fomes fomentarius and Hypoxylon deustum, but sometimes and Armillaria mellea, Bjerkandera adusta, Fomitopsis pinicola, Ganoderma applanatum, Pholiota adiposa, Pleurotus ostreatus, Polyporus squamosus and Trametes hirsuta.

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