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This study reports 11 species of macrofungi in the botanical garden and arboretum of Mangalore University.Â Frequent species include Clathrus delicatus, Entoloma serrulatum and Tetrapyrgos nigripes in the botanical garden, and Collybia aurea and T. nigripes in the arboretum. Five species are edible (Collybia aurea, Lepista sp., Russula adusta, R. atropurpurea and Termitomyces microcarpus), one is medicinal (T. microcarpus) and two are ectomycorrhizal (Russula adusta and R. atropurpurea) with critically endangered endemic tree species Vateria indica (Dipterocarpaceae).Â Some macrofungi grow on bark, woody litter and leaf litter, while others were found on typical lateritic soils with organic matter.Â Termitomyces microcarpus was common in the faecal pellets of termites in the botanical garden.Â Brief descriptions of species based on field and laboratory observations, along with their substrates and distribution, are given.
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