Authors: Miagro Mata, Dawa Penjor, Sabitra Pradhan and Michael B. Thomas
Citation: Mata, Miagro, Dawa Penjor and Sabitra Pradhan. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan. p. 316.
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Abstract: The term macrofungi, also known as mushroom or champignon, is used to refer to the reproductive structure or fruit body of a fungus. Actually, the fungus itself is comprised of a series of filaments that are not generally visible to the human eye called mycellium. Mycellium are underneath structure of fungi and the fruit body which we see on the ground, sprouting out of tree barks or decaying woods are fruit body of the fungi. Macrofungi grow on surfaces (soil, wood, manure, etc.) when environmental conditions (such as light, acidity of soil, humidity) are appropriate. Most macrofungi belong to the Basidiomycota group, however, many fungi of the Ascomycota group that are appealing because of their shape or colour are also considered macrofungi. In short, macrofungi are all those fungi that are generally fleshy and that because of their size, colour and shape can be seen by naked eye.

References:
Mata, Miagro, Dawa Penjor and Sabitra Pradhan. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan. p. 316.

Notes: Project supported by the United States Fulbright Scholar Program, Washington, D.C. (2017). The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

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