Nonmycorrhizal Mushrooms

Composting Cotton Gin Waste For Mushroom

About 95 percent of all cultivated mushrooms are saprobic and can be cultivated on various dead organic materials such as straw, wood, and wastepaper. Some saprobes are produced in what are little more than cottage industries, while others are grown in huge, highly efficient factories, their production and sale the basis of multimillion-dollar industries. Certain saprobes, called the sugar fungi, can only use sugars available in the growth medium. Others, including many edible varieties, can...

Mycorrhizal Mushrooms

Many edible mushrooms are found only in association with the roots of certain trees. In these intimate symbiotic relationships the fungus benefits the growth of the tree by helping with the uptake of essential elements, and the plant provides the fungus with carbohydrates and a place to live. These are the mycorrhizal mushrooms, and among them are some of the most expensive foods in the world. To understand the high value placed on edible mycorrhizal mushrooms and why attempts to cultivate them...

Chinese Names Of Mushrooms

Chinese common names, scientific names, and English common names of edible and medicinal mushrooms known from China. Some of the mushrooms listed are not mentioned in the text because of their relatively minor importance outside of China. Additional information is provided in the text for many of the more important examples. English common names are given only for those species for which they are available. t Species known or suspected to be mycorrhizal. c Cultivated species. * Name formulated...