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New Mushroom found in Western Ghats UPSC NOTE

 Candolleomyces albosquamosus

  • Candolleomyces albosquamosus is a newly discovered species of mushroom in the genus Candolleomyces. 

  • It was first identified in 2023 in the Western Ghats of India.

  • Candolleomyces albosquamosus is a small, delicate mushroom with a honey-yellow cap and a white stem

  • The cap is covered in white wooly scales, which is why the species is named albosquamosus, meaning "white scaly" in Latin. 

  • The stem is slender and hollow, and it can grow up to 58 mm tall.

  • Candolleomyces albosquamosus grows on dead logs or bamboo culms in the natural forest. 

  • It is a saprophytic fungus, meaning that it decomposes dead organic matter.

Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and 

Research Institute (JNTBGRI)

  • JNTBGRI is a conservatory botanic garden and research institution in Kerala, India.ESTDin 1979

  • Located at Palode, 40 km from TVM city. 

  • Its  objective of providing conservation of tropical plant resources in the country in general and Kerala.

Western Ghats



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New Mushroom found in Western Ghats UPSC NOTE
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