Lichen & Fungi of Kalatope-Khajjiar Sanctuary

As yet I have not come across any records of the fungi of Kalatope-Khajjiar… or even of Himachal except the local usage as food. Guchchi, Sedhi, Ban-bakri, Chattri… etc. are some of the names which one comes across commonly, when asking about mushrooms around in Kangra or Chamba region of Himachal Pradesh. However digging deeper into the folk-lore one finds evidence of lichens too being used medicinally by the ‘chelas’ earlier… of course, the whole tradition is getting lost or corrupted by the ‘civilised’ world invading the hearts and minds of the simple people of rural areas.

In a small effort to create a record of the types of fungi I have come across, I am classifying and posting them as I find them every month. (please click on the monthly links to see the Lichens and Fungi found during that month)

HOWEVER, THERE IS A LOT OF WORK LEFT TO BE DONE ON THIS LIST AND I AM IN THE PROCESS OF RE-SORTING MY COLLECTION OF FUNGI AND LICHEN, HENCE I HAVE NOT UPLOADED NEW PHOTOGRAPHS… NEW SECTION’S GOING TO BE ADDED SOON…

I would be grateful for the feedback for these pages.

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