T. W. Ko Ko*, T. T. M. Hanh**, S. L. Stephenson***, D. W. Mitchell****,
C. Rojas***, K. D. Hyde*****/****** & S. Lumyong* & A. H. Bahkali******
*Department of Biology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
**School of Biotechnology, Ho Chi Minh International University,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
***Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701, United States
****Walton Cottage, Upper Hartfield, East Sussex TN7 4AN, England
*****School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
******Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science,
King Saud University, Riyadh 1145, Saudi Arabia
Ko Ko, T. W., Hanh, T. T. M., Stephenson, S. L., Mitchell, D. W., Rojas, C., Hyde, K. D., Lumyong, S. & Bahkali, A. H. (2010) Myxomycetes of Thailand. – Sydowia 62 (2): 243–260.
After the first report of myxomycetes from Thailand in 1902, there were only a few papers dealing specifi-cally with these organisms over the following 85 years. In 2004, intensive ecological studies of myxomycetes began at the Mushroom Research Centre north of Chiang Mai. These studies, which considered specimens that had fruited under natural conditions in the field as well as those appearing in moist chamber cultures prepared with various types of dead plant material, yielded numerous new records for Thailand. At least 132 species of myxomycetes in 30 genera are now known to occur in the country. This total includes 23 species not previously reported, including several examples known from only a few other localities worldwide. An annotated checklist based on all published and unpublished records is provided herein.
Keywords: biota, plasmodial slime molds, Southeast Asia, tropical forests.