IJSRP, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2018 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
S. Salam & N. S. Jamir
Ukhrul district which is one of the nine districts of Manipur, is a hilly region predominantly inhabited by the Tangkhul tribe. Wild edible fungi constitute an essential component in the diet and food security of the Tangkhul tribe living around the forest fringe or in its vicinity. Since time immemorial, Tangkhul tribe collects and consumed a wide variety of wild edible fungi for sustenance their livelihood. Moreover, many wild edible fungi are rich in nutrient content and formed as good sources of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals etc,. This article reports 14 wild edible fungi species documented during field survey in the local markets of Ukhrul district of Manipur, along with their vernacular names and mode of uses.