Documentation of the Indigenous Edible Mushroom Varieties in Sabangan, Mountain Province

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Emely W. Tingcawa Cunegunda D. Abellera


This study was conducted in four barangays of Sabangan, Mt. Province to identify edible and non-edible mushrooms which are familiar to the respondents; de­termine the indicators in identifying edible and non-edible mushroom; to find out what months and areas are these available; and, to know the common uses of the mush­rooms.

The data was gathered through personal inte,views from forty (40) respond­ents. Majority of the respondents are married and had formal education.

All the respondents identified various indigenous mushrooms in the study area. These are: damilohan, kentegan, hedlan, kodi, o-ong, lamlam-ing, ul-ul/ing, tagtaga, and binungbungian which usually grow under pinestand, grassy field, laws, dead logs, and animal manure.
The only considered indicators used by the respondents to identify edible and non-edible mushrooms is that non-edible ones grow on animal manure while edible ones are those that have been tried and tested by some to not have adverse effect on the stomach.

The respondents claimed that the mushrooms were used for decoration, ther­mos stopper, ash tray, souvenir items and as fly killer.

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