Morphological Study of some Mushroom species distributed in District Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan



The morphological study of Mushrooms found in District Charsadda have been ignored in past. The survey was arranged during 2014-15 in 4 sites of District Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan named, Islamabad no1, Hisara Yaseenzai, Shulgara, and Turangzai. Twenty three mushrooms belonging to 12 families were identified from District Charsadda. Among the selected mushrooms spp. Agaricaceaeh as the dominant genus (25%) while Mycenaceae (10%) as second major family represented by 2 species, Polyporaceae (10%) having 2 specieswhile Hymenogastraceae, Pleurotaceae, Strophariaceae, Merullaceae, Lepiotaceae, Ganodermataceae, Bolbitaceae, Cantheralaceae, Psathyrellaceae and Marasmiaceae having 1 spp each (5%). The present study also show a sharp differences in habit and habitat. Morphological surveys demonstrate that some spp..are edible while some are non-edible. This study provides important information about mushrooms morphology and their species richness in different locations of District Charsadda which may be useful for future research work on mushrooms.

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