Uttarakhand woodland division’s analysis wing has known 34 mushroom species that develop within the Sal forests of Kumaon area, of which 14 were discovered to be fit to be eaten.
The learn about during the last 3 month used to be carried out in 5 other websites within the Sal forests of the Kumaon area. Out of the 5 websites, 3 had been in Nainital district and two had been in Udham Singh Nagar district.
In line with the learn about carried out through the woodland analysis wing’s junior analysis fellows Kiran Bisht, Tanuja Pandey, Jyoti Prakash, and Kanish Kumar (woodland guard), a complete of 34 other species of mushrooms or macrofungi had been accumulated from Sal forests of Kumaon area).
“Out of the 34 wild mushroom species which were known, fourteen species are fit to be eaten. The most typical fit to be eaten species accumulated from Sal forests incorporated Termitomyces and Xylaria hypoxylon,” mentioned Kiran Bisht.
“The area people have just right wisdom of untamed fit to be eaten mushrooms which they have got completed thru their revel in and the information handed on from era to era. Since those mushrooms are being offered within the markets right through monsoon through the area people, this survey will additional lend a hand folks right here and create extra consciousness about mushroom range”, mentioned Jyoti Prakash
Wild mushrooms fetch native folks just right source of revenue as their worth levels between Rs 150 to 200 in keeping with kg for commonplace mushrooms like Button mushrooms to Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 in keeping with kg for morel mushrooms.
Tanuja Pandey mentioned one of the crucial fit to be eaten mushrooms that they known come with Coprinellus disseminatus, Coprinus comatus, Hygrocybe Cantharellus, Rusulla brevipes, Macrolepiota procera, Ganoderma lucidum, Coprinellus micaceus and so forth.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi, leader conservator of forests (CCF) and in-charge analysis wing mentioned learn about of mushrooms in Sal forests grasp importance as wild fit to be eaten mushrooms are a supply of meals and source of revenue for the area people, who acquire them principally right through the wet season.
Chaturvedi mentioned the Sal woodland in Baggha house of Khatima in US Nagar confirmed most range of mushrooms adopted through the Sal woodland in Musabandar.
“That is the primary roughly its survey in Sal forests right here. At the foundation of soil research, it used to be noticed that the nitrogen content material used to be the easiest within the Baggha Sal woodland adopted through Sal woodland close to Nandhaur house Then again, the moisture content material used to be nearly an identical in the entire websites”, he mentioned.
Speaking concerning the significance of learning mushrooms, Chaturvedi mentioned mushrooms are a significant workforce of decomposers and as such very important for the survival of alternative organisms within the ecosystem as they give a contribution to the nutrient cycle and the upkeep of native ecology.
“Mushrooms play an important function in soil formation, soil fertility, and development of the habitat the place they develop. They’re additionally signs of excellent well being of forests”, he mentioned.