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Pleurotus sp.

Group: Fungi
Family: Tricholomataceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb/Fruit body

Tribal Name: Shammwa ol (Chakma), Shifrang mukhumu (Tripura).

Description of the Plant:

Cap 5-25 cm broad, fan or oyster-shaped; Natural specimens range from white to gray or tan to dark-brown; margin inrolled when young, smooth and often somewhat lobed or wavy. Flesh white, firm, varies in thickness due to stipe arrangement. Gills are white to cream, descend stalk if present. If so, stipe off-center with lateral attachment to wood. Stipe often absent. When present it is short and thick.

Mode of Uses:

The fruit body of this wild mushroom is cooked and eaten. Taste mild, often has a mild scent of anise(Chakma, Tripura, Marma).

Distribution:

Chagong Hill Tracts.

Pleurotus sp.

Pleurotus sp.

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