Title

Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae of some Hawaiian dune plants

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1988

Abstract

All plants, including Batis maritima, Cocos nucifer, Ipomoea brasiliensis, Pennisetum setaceum, Prosopis pallida, Scaevola taccada and Sporobolus sp., had VAM. Levels of colonization by VAM fungi ranged from <10% to 100% of the root length and were highest in Ipomoea, Pennisetum and Sporobolus. Twelve species of VAM fungi were recovered, half of which are undescribed. The most frequently recovered species were Sclerocystis sinuosa, Glomus microaggregatum, an undescribed Glomus sp., and an undescribed Scutellospora (Gigaspora) sp. The composition of the VAM fungal communities of the black sand dunes differed from those of the quartz and carbonate dunes. -from Author

Publication Title

Pacific Science

Volume

42

Issue

3-4

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