Highlights:
  • 'Let's Explore Our Plant Diversity for Present and Future'

Cryptogams Section (Algae, Fungi, Lichen)

This section focuses researches on lower group of plants: Algae, Fungi and Lichens. It involves collection, identification and documentation of species belonging to different groups. The research work on fungi and mushroom has been carried out by collecting their specimen, from different parts of the country. The book entitled ‘Fungi of Nepal’ (Vol. I, II & III) and ‘Fungi of Lalitpur’ is published by Department of Plant Resources (DPR). Furthermore, Catalogue of fungi preserved in National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories has been published by the year 2014. Moreover, after the establishment of Mycology museum and Herbarium, more than 2500 herbarium specimens of fungus infected plants and mushroom has been preserved and many more are still awaiting.

Objectives

  • Explore the diversity of Algae, Fungi and Lichens
  • Collect the mushroom specimens and herbarium of diseased plants infected by fungus
  • Help for publishing cryptogamic flora
  • Document and identify edible and poisonous mushroom & dissemination of such knowledge to public
Subhash Khatri
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