Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2022, VOLUME 9 ISSUE 2Pages: 59-62

Helvella atra J. König (Helvellaceae) - First report from Northeast India

Rajesh Kumar*, Girish Gogoi, Hansraj Sharma and Sandeep Yadav
*Forest Protection Division, Rain Forest Research Institute, Sotai, Jorhat, Assam, India
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Abstract:
Helvella atra is a large apothecial ascomycetous fungus under the family Helvellaceae of order Pezizales of sub-class Pezizomycetidae, class Pezizomycetes and division Ascomycota which is commonly called black saddle fungus. A study was carried out from April 2017 to November 2020 in different districts of Mizoram for collection and identification of Macrofungi. During the study Helvella atra was described based on macro and micro morphological characters for the first time from Mizoram, Northeast India. So, this is the first record of Helvella atra for Northeast India.
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