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


Türk Tarım - Gıda Bilim ve Teknoloji dergisi, vol.6, no.2, pp.189-194, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Edible wild mushrooms are becoming more and more important in our diet for theirnutritional and pharmacological properties. The aim of this study was to gather informationabout edible wild mushroom species existed in mycobiota of Vezirköprü district of Samsunprovince that are economically important and are collected from nature by the villagersand sold in the local markets. The mushroom samples were identified based on theirmacroscopic and microscopic features. The information, obtained on the collecting time,local names and habitats of the mushrooms was inquired from the sellers, consumers andtraders. Cantharellus cibarius, Morchella spp. and Boletus edulis species are not only soldin the Vezirköprü market but also exported. Amanita caesarea, Cantharellusferruginascens, Craterellus cornucopioides, Clitocybe geotropa, Hydnum repandum, H.rufescens, Lactarius deliciosus, L. semisanguifluus, L. vellereus, L. vinosus, Macrolepiotaprocera, Ramaria spp., Russula delica and Tricholoma terreum are species of mushroomswith high edible quality and economical importance.