Diversity of Agaricaceae (Basidiomycota: Agaricales) in Dharampur and Kaprada Taluka, Valsad District: A Taxonomic Study

Year : 2024 | Volume :01 | Issue : 01 | Page : –
By

Patel Hirali,

Solanki Hitesh,

Patel Dilip,

  1. Research Scholar Department of Botany, Bioinformatics and Climate Change Impact Management, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Gujarat India
  2. Professor and Head Department of Botany, Bioinformatics and Climate Change Impact Management, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Gujarat India
  3. Associate Professor Department of Biology, B. K. M. Science College, Valsad Gujrat India

Abstract

The fungal diversity in Dharampur and Kaprada Taluka, Valsad District, Gujarat, India, particularly within the Agaricaceae family, is explored herein. Agaricaceae fungi, classified as macrofungi, exhibit notable prevalence in the region. Tribal communities utilize select species of Agaricaceae fungi for culinary purposes due to their edibility. During fieldwork, specimens of Agaricaceae fungi were systematically collected using a knife and subsequently transported to the laboratory for taxonomic and morphological identification. Taxonomic classification and morphological characterization were conducted referencing authoritative sources, including “Fungi of Temperate Europe Volume 1 and 2” by Laesse and Peterson (2019) and “Mushrooms: How to Recognise and Gather Wild Mushrooms and Other Fungi” by Laessøe (2013). A total of 45 distinct species belonging to the Agaricaceae family were identified from the study area. These fungi demonstrate a diverse ecological niche, thriving in environments such as soil, dead leaves, cow dung, and decomposed organic matter. This research underscores the rich fungal biodiversity present in the region and provides valuable insights into the ecological roles and potential applications of Agaricaceae fungi in local ecosystems.

Keywords: Agaricaceae, Mushrooms, Dharampur, Kaparada, Diversity.

[This article belongs to International Journal of Fungi(ijf)]

How to cite this article: Patel Hirali, Solanki Hitesh, Patel Dilip. Diversity of Agaricaceae (Basidiomycota: Agaricales) in Dharampur and Kaprada Taluka, Valsad District: A Taxonomic Study. International Journal of Fungi. 2024; 01(01):-.
How to cite this URL: Patel Hirali, Solanki Hitesh, Patel Dilip. Diversity of Agaricaceae (Basidiomycota: Agaricales) in Dharampur and Kaprada Taluka, Valsad District: A Taxonomic Study. International Journal of Fungi. 2024; 01(01):-. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/ijf/article=2024/view=150344



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Volume 01
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Received April 11, 2024
Accepted June 13, 2024
Published June 17, 2024