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✨ Marine fungi "Longicorpus striatisporus" that are consistently found in the Nypa palm tree forest🌊🧫🌳

The National Biobank of Thailand (NBT) is presenting Thai marine fungi of Longicorpus striatisporus that utilize palm trees (Nypa fruticans) as their substrate and are discovered in the wild. The specific palm tree known scientifically as Nypa fruticans is a variety of palms that survive in regions with brackish water. Brackish water is characterized by soft mud, slow tidal movement, and the accumulation of nutrients in marine and mangrove environments. The marine fungus discovered on the plant functions as a decomposer of organic material. This marine fungus can be found on the leaves, branches, stems, and base of the decomposed leaf sheaths of the plant. It is one of numerous Thai marine fungi commonly found in palm forests where Nypa fruticans trees grow. Where is it located? What is its appearance? Let's go and track down this poster.

𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘶𝘴
𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘶𝘴 in Thailand

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Acknowledgement: The work was supported by NSTDA and the Department of Marine and Coastal Department

Sources of information: Marine fungi team at NBT

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