Uses of wild edible macro fungi by Bodo community of Kokrajhar district, Assam, India
Miniswrang Basumatary* and Mohesh Gogoi
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Abstract: The study deals with ethnomycological knowledge of Bodo community of Kokrajhar district, BTAD, Assam. The community has extensive mycological knowledge on which they can easily differentiate the edibility of wild macro fungi and consume nearly 13–15 varieties that grow in wild mostly during the rainy season from May to September. Among different edible macro fungi the commonly occurring 5 species viz. Volveriella volvacea, Agaricus semotus, Lentinus polychrous, Stropharia semiglobata and Termitomyces eurrhizus belonging to family Plutaceae, Agaracaceae, Lentinaceae, Strophariaceae and Tricholomataceae were identified and their morphological characters were discussed along with the traditional method of recipe preparation by the said ethnic community.
Fig.: Some edible macro fungi: A, Lentinus polychrous; B, Lentinus polychrous growing on dead Sal wood; C, Stropharia semiglobata; D, Volvareilla volvacea; E, Agaricus semotus; F, Termitomyces eurrhizus.