Leucoagaricus cf. americanus, an edible mushroom species poorly known of forest area of Côte d’Ivoire

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This mycological study was realized in order to identify the edible mushrooms of the forest area of Côte d'Ivoire. The itinerant survey was used for the collection of specimens and ecological data. Ethnomycological surveys have permitted to obtain close to local populations the information on the use and sale of edible species. Macroscopic and microscopic descriptions were realized to identify the species collected. The study revealed a little known edible species. The comparison of microscopic elements such as cheilocystidia and cells of pileus coating with those of the literature made it possible to identify the species as Leucoagaricus cf. americanus. However, there are only a few differences that could be elucidated by molecular analyzes to better determine our species.

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28 June 2022
Aichi targets
A. Mainstreaming Biodiversity
Côte d'Ivoire