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Table 3 Inventory of edible and medicinal mushrooms collected from the Kilum-Ijim forest North West Cameroon

From: Ethnomycological study in the Kilum-Ijim mountain forest, Northwest Region, Cameroon

Sample collection no. Species Vernacular name Meaning Habitat Period of collection Use
Agaricaceae
 PLSB038 Vascellum pretense (Pers.) Kreise Not known Not known Soil March-Oct Medicine
Auriculariaceae
 DCF058 Auricularia polytricha (Mont.) Sacc. Vutungleh Ear shaped Decomposing wood March-June Food/medicine
Ganodermataceae
 ACF001 Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat. Awo’oh fuka Mushroom on wood Decomposing wood All year round Medicine
Lyophyllaceae
 IBAL001 Termitomyces microcarpus (Berk.& Broome) R. Heim Futiatih/Mutotos Tiny mushrooms Termite hills March-April Food/medicine
 IBAL002 Termitomyces sp.1 R.Heim Awo’oh/kiwo’oh Mushroom on wood Termite hills March-April Food
 IBAL003 Termitomyces sp.2 R.Heim Awo’oh/kiwo’oh Mushroom on wood Termite hills March-April Food
 BAT001 Termitomyces striatus (Beeli) R.Heim Awo’oh/kiwo’oh Mushroom on wood Termite hills March-April Food
Polyporaceae
 USCF003 Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.) Murrill Allem/kilim “Meatlike” Decomposing wood March-June Food
 ACF006 Lentinus squarrosulus Mont. 1842 Ntaghagheus Tough skin Decomposing wood March-June Food/medicine
 DCF025 Polyporus dictyopus Mont. 1835 Ntaghagheus Tough skin Decomposing wood March-Oct Food/medicine
 DCF15 Polyporus tenuiculus (Beauv.) Fr. Ntaghagheus Tough skin Decomposing wood March-Oct Food
 PLSO004 Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd Awo’oh fuka Mushroom on wood Decomposing wood March-Oct Medicine
Xylariaceae
 DCF057 Daldinia concentrica (Bolton) Cesati & de Notaris Awo’oh fuka Mushroom on wood Standing wood March-Oct Medicine
 PLSB27 Xylaria sp. Hill ex Schrank Awo’oh fuka Mushroom on wood Decomposing wood All year round Medicine