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Tables 3 Diversity and distribution of the reported wild medicinal mushrooms according to the phytogeographical and sociolinguistical groups in Côte d’Ivoire

From: Phytogeographical and sociolinguistical patterns of the diversity, distribution, and uses of wild mushrooms in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa

Fungal species Families Distribution Sociolinguistical groups Treated disease(s)
Auricularia polytricha (Mont.) Sacc. Auriculariaceae GS Gouro Peptic ulcer and hypertension
EF Guéré and Oubi Menopause opportunistic diseases
Auricalaria sp1 SGS Lobi and Malinké Peptic ulcer
Auricularia sp2 SGS Lobi and Malinké Peptic ulcer
Auricularia sp3 EF Guéré and Oubi Menopause opportunistic diseases, peptic ulcer, HIV/AIDS
Bulgaria sp. Phacidiaceae EF Baoulé Heart condition
EF, GS Baoulé Heart condition, peptic ulcer, epilepsy
Cookeina sp1 Sarcosyphaceae EF Guéré Earache and hiccough
Cookeina sp2
Daldinia concentrica (Bolton) Cesati and de Notaris Hypoxylaceae EF, GS, SGS Baoulé, Gueré Hernia, stomach ache, pediatrics (stomach ache), reduction of big navel of newborn babies, invigoration of kidney’s activity
EF Lobi, Oubi, Koulango, Gouro, Malinké, Guéré Healing wound, boil, diarrhea, STD (gonorrhea), cheloids
Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis ex Fr.) P. Karst. Ganodermataceae SGS Lobi, Koulango, and Malinké Stomach ache, make giving birth easier, use as antibiotic after giving birth, hemorrhoid, healing wound, rheumatism, insecticide
Ganoderma sp.   EF Guéré Pediatrics (whet new born appetite)
Lentinus tuber-regium (Fries) Fries Polyporaceae GS Baoulé Pediatrics, burn’s wound
Lycoperdon sp1 Agaricaceae EF Guéré and Baoulé Burn, pediatrics (whet new born appetite), reduction of big navel of newborn babies
Lycoperdon sp2
Psathyrella tuberculata (Path.) A. H. Sm. Psathyrellaceae EF, GS, SGS Baoulé, Oubi, Gouro, Koulango, Lobi, Malinké Peptic ulcer
Echinochaete brachypora (Mont.) Ryvarden Polyporaceae EF Baoulé Heart condition
Volvariella volvaceae (Bulliard) Singer Plyteaceae GS Baoulé Fat removal
  1. Abbreviations: zones phytogeographical zones of Côte d’Ivoire, EF Evergreen Forest, GS Guinean Savanna, SGS Sudano-Guinean Savanna, STD sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome