Title:Researches on the Nepalese Mycoflora - 2: Checklist of Marcrofungi (Mushrooms)
Author:Mahesh Kumar Adhikari
Subject:Natural History / Wildlife
Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs, Reference and Index.
Size:173 x 240 mm
The investigation and study on the mycodiversity of Nepalese Himalayan belt is the most neglected field. The gathering and study of fungi is an expensive, difficult and tedious job in accessing the areas of explorations. Many taxa have remained unexplored and many new species are yet to be discovered. This book is the compilation of the result of investigations done on Nepalese alpine to tropical mycoflora. It is a new field in Nepalese Botany.
This book is an effort to throw light on the higher or larger or macrofungi, whose fruiting bodies are seen by naked eyes during study and investigation. The chapters throw light on the list embracing the macrofungi (mushrooms), which fall in the group Ascomycotina and Basidiomycotina.
Mr. Mahesh Kumar ADHIKARI was born in a village (Kudawa Ramchandra) of Gaur, Rautahat, Narayani zone. He was a school teacher in Shanti Nikunja Vidhyala, Marutol, Kath.
Adhikari did M. Sc. in Botany in first division (1973) from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and diploma in French language from FCC, Kathmandu.
He was appointed as Asstt.Lecturer in Botany in R. R. Campus, Janakpur, Tribhuvan University, in 1973 / 74. He left this job and joined HMG service in 1974, where he was appointed as Assistant Scientific Officer (Project In charge) to different Herbal farms of Department of Plant Resources, HMG. In 1988 he was promoted to Scientific Officer (sectional head of Cryptogams) Godavary. In May.1997, he was assigned as Act. Project Coordinator, Nepal Flora Implementation Project, Since 1999 to 2006 he became the Chief (Senior Research Officer) of National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories at Godavary. At present he is Joint Secretory (Gatz. 1st class) at Department of Plant Resources, Thathali, Kathmandu, Nepal.