Hygrocybe alwisii (Berk. & Broome) Pegler

 

Hygrocybe alwisii is found on the ground amongst decaying leaves, solitary, scattered or in small groups and distributed in moist-deciduous to evergreen forests. The specimen was collected from Manikgad (Raigad district).

 

Morphology:

 

Pileus up to 55 mm diam., convex becoming plane; surface uniformly white to yellowish white, slightly viscid, smooth. Lamellae adnexed, white, moderately closed. Stipe up to 60 × 6.5 mm, equal, slightly attenuated upwards; surface white, smooth. Pileus context up to 2 mm thick at the disc, white.

 

Culinary value:

 

Inedible as a food

 

Medicinal importance:

 

Lack of information

 

Industrial applications:

 

Lack of information

 

Unique features:

 

Interesting facts:

 

Lack of information

 

Commercial products:

 

Lack of information

 

Review of patents:

 

Lack of information

 

Review of publications:

 

  1. 1.Gilled mushrooms of Maharashtra were reported wherein alwisii collected from Pune University campus was described[1].
  2. 2.Hygrocybe alwisii collections were reported from Western Ghats region of Karnataka state[2].
  3. 3.The species was also recorded from Kerala state[3].

 

Classification[4]:

 

Kingdom

Fungi

Phylum

Basidiomycota

Class

Agaricomycetes

Order

Agaricales

Family

Hygrophoraceae

Genus

Hygrocybe

Species

 alwisii

 

 

[1] Senthilarasu G (2014) Diversity of agarics (gilled mushrooms) of Maharashtra, India. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology, 4(1): 58–78

[2] Senthilarasu G and Kumaresan V (2016) Diversity of agaric mycota of Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology, 6(2): 75–101

[3] Mohanan C (2006) Biodiversity of terricolous and lignicolous macrofungi of the Western Ghats Kerala. Final technical report submitted to the ministry of environment and forests, Government of India, New Delhi

[4] http://www.mycobank.org/BioloMICS.aspx?TableKey=14682616000000067&Rec=156463&Fields=All

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