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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (159) Last page : (163)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2781

Survey and Studies on Morphological Characters of Black Ear Mushroom (Auricularia spp.)

Priya R. U.1* Geetha D.2 and Krishnapriya P. J.3
1,3 Ph D Scholars and 2 Professor,
Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture,Vellayani, Kerala Agricultural University, Trissur, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: priyaag848@gmail.com
Received: 1.04.2017  |  Revised: 10.04.2017   |  Accepted: 12.04.2017  


Survey was conducted in ten different locations of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts of Kerala for collecting Auricularia spp. The collected mushrooms were gregarious and lignicolous in habit. Tree stumps of Mango, Coconut, Drumstick, Teak wood, Bottle brush, Swarna gopuram, Casuarina spp, Acasia spp, Tamarind, Cashew, Vattakkanni and Rubber were found to be the usual hot spots for the occurrence of the Auricularia spp. Pileus characters of Auricularia spp. ranged from brown to dark brown colour, diameter of 2.6 – 3.8 cm, with varied texture. The stipe was absent in all collections and if present, it was very small, 0.4 to 1.0 cm in length and 0.4 to 0.9 cm diameter. Volva and annulus were also absent in all the collected mushrooms.

Key words: Auricularia spp. Survey, Locations, Host Plants, Morphological Characters.

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Cite this article: Priya, R.U., Geetha, D. and Krishnapriya, P. J., Survey and Studies on Morphological Characters of Black Ear Mushroom (Auricularia spp.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 159-163 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2781