Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr. in the Black Sea Region

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Türk Tarım - Gıda Bilim ve Teknoloji dergisi, vol.6, no.2, pp.183-188, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr., also named as Aladana, Peri Semeri, Pullu Mantar invarying by localities of Turkey, is an edible wild mushroom species widely existed in themycobiota of the Black Sea Region. It has not been sold in the local markets. The publicrecognition of this mushroom may change locally in the Black Sea Region. It is widelyconsumed by the people in some parts of the region. It is usually appeared in the natureduring May-September on the logs, dead and living trunks of the deciduous trees.Following the rainy period, it grows so fast and can produce a few kilograms fruit bodywithin a short period. It is delicious and precious as much as meat for the nutritionalvalue, especially during early growth stage. In this review, general knowledge on themorphological and ecological characteristics, nutritional value and medicinal propertiesof P. squamosus mushroom and some study results on the domestication of thismushroom have been presented in order to improve the public awareness and itsconsumption.