Mushroom diversity of Konkan region of Maharashtra, India

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Pramod Borkar
Anila Doshi
Sudhir Navathe


The forays conducted in the diverse habitats of the Konkan region of Maharashtra for four consecutive monsoon seasons during 2008–2012, revealed the occurrence of 29 mushrooms.  Among the collected mushrooms, six belonged to the family Agaricaceae, five to Lyophyllaceae, two each to Pleurotaceae, Hygrophoraceae, Marasmiaceae and Tricholomataceae; one each to Phallaceae, Physalacriaceae, Xylariaceae, Tremellaceae, Sclerodermataceae, Decrymycetaceae, Cantharellaceae, Entolomaceae, Plutaceae and Ganodermataceae.  The morphology of Tremella, Dictyophora, Daldinia, Pisolithus and Calocera were quite distinct and interesting.


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Borkar, P., Doshi, A. and Navathe, S. 2015. Mushroom diversity of Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 10 (Aug. 2015), 7625–7640. DOI:
Author Biographies

Pramod Borkar, Department of Plant Pathology, Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University), Dapoli, Maharashtra 415712, India

Pramod Borkar Assistant Professor, his basic research area is mushroom diversity, domestication of edible mushroom species, Diseases of planation and horticultural crops. He is active member of Mushroom society of India, Indian Mycological society, Indian phytopathological society. He is active in extension work of various cultivation technologies edible mushroom, management of disease, integrated disease management technologies.  


Anila Doshi, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

Dr. Anila Doshi Professor and Head, has worked as Mycologist; All India coordinated Research Project on Mushrooms for more than two decades. During this period she identified and documented about 200 wild mushrooms from Rajasthan. She was awarded the Best Teacher Award by MPUAT. She is active member of Mushroom society of India, and Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology. 


Sudhir Navathe, Department of Plant Pathology, Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University), Dapoli, Maharashtra 415712, India

Sudhir Navathe B.Sc. in agriculture and M.Sc. plant pathology, is awarded with Hexamer Gold medal in plant pathology by Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth and INSPIRE RESEACH FELLOWSHIP 2014-15 by Deparment of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He started his research career with research in cultivation technology of milky white mushroom and oyster mushrooms with innovative techniques, and mushroom biodiversity; further working on various aspects in phytopathology and molecular plant pathology.



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