A CHECK LIST OF MACROFUNGAL DIVERSITY IN PILLUR VALLEY, COIMBATORE DISTRICT TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Wild mushrooms, Hygrophorous sp, Termitomycets and Western Ghats.
The present study carried out in exploring the macrofungal diversity in Pillur Valley, Coimbatore district, Western Ghats of Tamilnadu, India. The study was assessed from lower to higher altitude ranges in the different vegetation during the June, 2016 to August, 2017. The results of the survey revealed that the
totally 20 species belonging to 11 families, 17 genera and 3 different orders were identified and in addition with 65 % Edible, 35 % Non edible mushrooms were identified. The documented mushroom species are Agaricus campestris, Ganoderma lucidum, Coprinus comatus, Marasimus sp, Hygrophorous sp and Termitomycets microcarpus. In conclusion, these wild species of mushrooms had rich amount nutritional properties and dietary fibres which is used as supplement for malnutrition deficiency especially Vitamin D and it is suggested for cultivation practices for large scale production and commercialization.