A Contribution to the Previous Study for Genus Amanita from Ayubia National Park, Pakistan

Muhammad Ali


Genus Amanita is among the most commonly found and most familiar genera belonging to phyllum Basidiomycota known for its toxic species. Members of these genera are known to have a universal veil and a prominent volva at the base of their stipe which indicate their angiocarpic mode of germination. Universal veil is aimed at the protection of gills and the immature hymenium which is exposed for the spore dispersal at the time of maturity. Some members of this group are deadly poisonous although they also have much medicinal importance. Escalating human activities, environmental alterations, impact of biotic components and the distribution pattern of species has introduced some new species in the region. Ayubia National Park always remains a fascinating place for mushroom hunters and number of species of plants and fungi have already been reported. The present survey was aimed at an addition to the previous study of Genus Amanita and also to check the certain features of the genus Amanita. A new species Amanita banningiana was reprted from the site and observed morphologically as well as anatomically with the aid of eminent literature and scientists.

Key words: Genus Amanita, Ayubia National Park

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