Main Article Content
Bjerkandera Adusta plays an important role in decaying lignin and human-derived pollutants and has a promising role in the textile industry (i.e. in decolorization of synthetic dyes). Reports on the Meruliaceae family and its genus Bjerkanderaare not available from Iraq. During fieldwork in Salahadin Governorate (north-central Iraq) in 2019, B. adusta was collected and identified as a new addition to the macromycota of Iraq, based on morphological characters and molecular analysis. A detailed morphological description of this species and its habit, habitats, and distribution are provided and sequence data and phylogenetic tree are presented. This is the second report on the identification of macrofungi from Iraq, based on morphological and molecular characterization.