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Table 1 List of mushrooms well recognized by peoples in the community, Local names and culinary status and habitat

From: Ethnomycological study of edible and medicinal mushrooms in Menge District, Asossa Zone, Benshangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia

NoSpecies/speciesFamilyVoucher No.Vernacular nameUsea categoryPbHabitat and substrate
1Termitomyces striatus (Beeli) R. HeimLyophyllaceaeHMAS273467Gultse+2Farm land, on soil
2T. eurhizus (Berk.) R. HeimLyophyllaceaeHMAS273459Tsergunu++2Forest, termite nests
3T. schimperi (Pat.) R. HeimLyophyllaceaeHMAS273460Zoma/Zip alweta++1Farm land, termite nests
4T. letestui (Pat.) R. HeimLyophyllaceaeHMAS273463Afifi++1Farm land, termite nests
5T. umkowaani (Cooke & Massee) D.A. ReidLyophyllaceaeHMAS273464Abenega++2Grazing land, termite nests
6T. robustus (Beeli) R. HeimLyophyllaceaeHMAS273465Gultse++2Grazing land, termite nests
7T. microcarpus (Berk. & Broome) R. HeimLyophyllaceaeHMAS273461Aburalu++1Grazing land, termite nests
8T. clypeatus R. HeimLyophyllaceaeHMAS273462Akukufi+++1Farm land, termite nests
9T. sp.1LyophyllaceaeHMAS273467Angushung+2Farm land, termite nests
10Psathyrella spPsathyrellaceae Egnegnero+3Forest,on soil
11Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.) MurrillPolyporaceaeHMAS272461Achechereb++3Forest, on log
12Auricularia sp.AuriculariaceaeHMAS272463Huntsul+2Forest, on living tree
13Ganoderma sp.GanodermataceaeHMAS272464-+Farm land, on dead wood
14Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers.AgaricaceaeHMAS272465Egnegnero+3Farm land, on dead wood
15Macrolepiota dolichaula (Berk. & Broome) Pegler & R.W. RaynerAgaricaceaeHMAS272466Tsrgunu amigu/
Tsrgunu ashilu
± 3Forest, on leaf litter
16M. rhacodesAgaricaceaeHMAS272467±3Forest, on leaf litter
17Chlorophyllum molybdites
(G. Mey.) Massee
18Agaricus spAgaricaceaeHMAS272469Signil tsoro /Gel tsoro4Forest, on leaf litter
19Leucoagaricus spAgaricaceaeHMAS2724704Forest, on leaf litter
20Leucocoprinus spAgaricaceaeHMAS2724714Forest, on living tree
  1. aC culinary, M medicinal, IC income
  2. bP palatability (1 = delicious, 2 = good, 3 = just edible, 4 = poisonous)