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We demonstrate that herbaceous plant species richness is positively associated with the proportion of trees which associate with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in temperate broadleaved woodlands. This work builds on previous studies demonstrating a link between overstory mycorrhizal type of trees and understory herb richness. These findings are important for woodland management and understanding woodland diversity.

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The proportions of trees of different mycorrhizal type of trees is an important component of woodland diversity.

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This page is a summary of: Mycorrhizal type of woody plants influences understory species richness in British broadleaved woodlands, New Phytologist, May 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/nph.18274.
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