Macro-fungi of Karhiya Community Forest, western Terai, Nepal

  • Hari Prasad Aryal Institute of Agriculture and Animal science, Paklihawa Campus, Tribhuvan University, Bhairahawa
  • Usha Budathokio Central Department of Botany, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Tribhuvan University
Keywords: Western terai, Rupandehi, Karhiya Community Forest, fungi, mushroom diversity

Abstract

This is the preliminary report on mycological investigation carried out at Karhiya Community Forest, in Terai region of western Nepal. Phytogeographycally, the area lies within a narrow limit of altitude between 160 and 195 msl in tropical deciduous riverine forest, where major dominant species of macro fungi are Amanita chepangiana, A. caesrea, A. pantherina, Macrolepiota procera, M. rhacodes, Marasamius perforans, M. oreades, Termitomyces clypeatus and T. eurhizeus. The samples collected in the present study represented 26 genera of Basidiomycetes belonging to 18 families and 30 species. The dried specimens are housed in the Nepalese herbaria (TUCH, Kath). The area embraces the mycophagus ethnic communities like Tharu, Magar, Kumal, Majhi, Thakali, Gugung, Girel and Chhantal. The mycoelements prevailing in this area need sustainable utilization and conservation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njbs.v2i0.7495

Nepalese Journal of Biosciences 2 : 93-97 (2012)

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Aryal, H., & Budathokio, U. (2013). Macro-fungi of Karhiya Community Forest, western Terai, Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Biosciences, 2, 93-97. https://doi.org/10.3126/njbs.v2i0.7495
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