Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in Hawaiian Ericales
Date of Original Version
Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae are reported for the first time in Vaccinium calycinum, V. dentatum and V. reticulatum (Ericaceae) and Styphelia tameiameiae (Epacridaceae). The coarse roots (>1.5 mm diam) of many specimens were densely colonized by VAM fungi, with up to 90% of the length of roots containing arbuscules, vesicles, coils, and internal hyphae. Spores of an undescribed Glomus sp. were associated with 2 species of Vaccinium. An evolutionary sequence of mycorrhizal dependency in the Ericales is presented. -from Authors
American Journal of Botany
Koske, R. E., J. N. Gemma, and L. Englander. "Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in Hawaiian Ericales." American Journal of Botany 77, 1 (1990): 64-68. doi:10.2307/2444793.