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Open Access The Most Popular Edible Wild Mushrooms in Vezirköprü District of Samsun Province

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Edible wild mushrooms are becoming more and more important in our diet for their nutritional and pharmacological properties. The aim of this study was to gather information about edible wild mushroom species existed in mycobiota of Vezirköprü district of Samsun province that are economically important and are collected from nature by the villagers and sold in the local markets. The mushroom samples were identified based on their macroscopic and microscopic features. The information, obtained on the collecting time, local names and habitats of the mushrooms was inquired from the sellers, consumers and traders. Cantharellus cibarius, Morchella spp. and Boletus edulis species are not only sold in the Vezirköprü market but also exported. Amanita caesarea, Cantharellus ferruginascens, Craterellus cornucopioides, Clitocybe geotropa, Hydnum repandum, H. rufescens, Lactarius deliciosus, L. semisanguifluus, L. vellereus, L. vinosus, Macrolepiota procera, Ramaria spp., Russula delica and Tricholoma terreum are species of mushrooms with high edible quality and economical importance.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Giresun University, 2800 Giresun 2: Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Atakum/Samsun 3: Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Atakum/Samsun

Publication date: January 1, 2018

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