First Observations on the Mushroom in Mountain Area of Iraqi Kurdistan Region
Keywords:Edible Mushroom, Erbil, Basidiomycetes, Ascomycetes
Based on the collections made for mushroom between 1996-2010 in mountain areas in Sulaimani and Erbil Governorate especially in Soran, Joman, Sedakan districts Qandil and Zalm areas upto more than 3000 m.a.s.l. A total of 34 species in 23 genera, 17 families and 7 orders belong to woody and fleshy species were identified at the first time in Iraq.
. Nicholson, B.E. and Brightman, F.H. (1966). The Oxford Book of Flowerless Plants. Oxford Univ. Press. U.K. 208 P.
. Laessoe, L. and Lincoff, G. (1998). Mushrooms (Eyewitness Handbooks). Kyodo Printing Co. Singapore. 303 P.
. Warcup, J.H. (1990) Mycorrhiza. In ‘Orchids of South Australia’. (Eds RJ Bates, JZ Weber) pp. 21–26 (South Australian Government Printer: Adelaide).
. Hawksworth, D.L., Kirk, P.M., Sutton, B.C. and Pegler, D.N. (1995). Ainsworth and Bisby's: Dictionary of the Fungi. Eighth Edition. Wallingford, UK: CAB INTERNATIONAL, 616 P.
. http:// www.tolweb.org/fungi (file://H:\sar-new\ % Fungi.htm).