Journal of
Yeast and Fungal Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Yeast Fungal Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2413
  • DOI: 10.5897/JYFR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 127

Full Length Research Paper

Ethnomycology of Termitomyces R. Heim in Nepal

Hari Prasad Aryal
  • Hari Prasad Aryal
  • Bhairahawa Multiple Campus, Siddarthanagar, Nepal.
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Usha Budathoki
  • Usha Budathoki
  • Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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  •  Received: 16 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 22 April 2016
  •  Published: 31 May 2016


Study on the consumption and uses of edible fungi by selected ethnic tribes/groups in selected geographical regions in Nepal is lacking. This paper highlights the various ways of using Termitomyces spp. in Tarai, Siwalik and Midhill in Nepal. The investigation was conducted before, during and after monsoon, from 2010 to 2012. Data were obtained by interacting with members of the ethnic groups used in this study, as well as interviews. It was found that there were nineteen termitomyces taxa, used as food and medicine.

Key words: Distribution, fungi, nutrients, taxonomy.