List of mushrooms found in Dhikura village and its adjoining Rotepakho community forest in Arghakhanchi district, Central Nepal
The study was carried out for higher fungi, especially mushrooms, found in Dhikura village and its adjoining Rotepakho community forest, Arghakhanchi district, Central Nepal from October 25 to 26, 2014. A total of 33 species, including both Ascomycetes (3 species) and Basidiomycetes (30 species) fungi were collected from the study area. The documented Ascomycetes species were from three orders belonging to three families and three genera, whereas Basidiomycetes species were from eight orders belonging to 17 families and 26 genera. Polyporales were found to be the dominant order in the study area, with 11 species followed by Agaricales (6 species) and Boletales, Hymenochaetales, and Russullales (3 species). Similarly, Polyporaceae was found to be the dominant family represented by nine species, Hymenochaetaceae (3 species), and followed equally by Exobasidiaceae, Sclerodermataceae, and Steriaceae (2 species). Litsea monopetala was found to be the primary host plant for three different mushroom species (including one Ascomycetes and two Basidiomycetes species) followed by Shorea robusta, Grewia asiatica, Mangifera indica, Machillus odoratissima, Terminalia bellirica, Wedlandia coriacea and Terminalia chebula (2 Basidiomycetes species).