Prabhat Kennedy Sorenga* & Ajay Kumar Srivastavaa
Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi-834 001, Jharkhand, India
Received ,21s1 January, 2014 :Revised: 22nd February, 2014
Abstract. : As Jharkhand is thickly populated with different tribes, its ethno-mycological knowledge is rich. During the rainy season especially in the beginning of it varieties or wild edible as well as poisonous mushrooms appear in the forest of Jharkhand. The tribal people over here have traditional knowledge which is based on their experiences. They collect many wild edible mushrooms for their consumption or for sale and earn quite a good sum of money because these mushrooms are sold with high price in the village market as well as in the city. The tribal women play a vital role in collecting these mushrooms since they have to look for nutritional food for their children. This paper is an effort to identify these uses, scientific names and classifications so that they could be known to w wild edible mushrooms, wild edible mushrooms, their uses, scientific names and classifications so that they could be known to others and could be used for further research.