Volume 12 Part 2 Article 53: Natural Occurrence of Stropharia rugosoannulata Farlow Apud Murrill in Himachal Pradesh (India) and Its Artificial Cultivation

Volume 12 Part 2 Article 53
Year 1989
Title: Natural Occurrence of Stropharia rugosoannulata Farlow Apud Murrill in Himachal Pradesh (India) and Its Artificial Cultivation
Authors: R.C. Upadhyay and H.S. Sohi

Abstract:

Stropharia rugosoannulata was first described from USA in 1922. Subsequently it has been collected from Germany, Czechoslovakia and Japan in the 1930s (Szudyga, 1978). It is one of the ten most widely cultivated edible mushrooms with a production of 1300 tonnes (Delcaire, 1978). Its artificial cultivation was first attempted in GDR in 1969 (Puschel, 1969; Kindt, 1971) followed by Poland (Szudyga, 1972), Czechoslovakia (Stanek, 1974) and Hungary. It is now becoming popular in Western Europe and the Soviet Union. The fungus was collected for the first time from Solan (Himachal Pradesh, India) during 1985. Laboratory studies were undertaken to artificially cultivate it on different agricultural waste materials. The results obtained are presented in this paper.

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