ISSN 2617-8001 (Print), ISSN 2664-5297 (Online)
Macrofungi of Goygol National Park and surrounding areas with special reference to medicinal species
Dilzara N. Aghayeva, Elgun H. Mustafabayli, Aytaj A. Alimammadova, Yagut A. Yusifova

New macromycetes collected from Goygol National Park including surrounding areas and herbarium specimens deposited to the herbaria were involved to the study. The diversity of fungi registered in the area was studied by morphological approaches. In total 26 species were registered, of the identified species, Fomitopsis betulina is a new record for Azerbaijan. Other species (Agaricus campestris, Cerioporus squamosus, C. varius, Coprinopsis atramentaria, Daedaleopsis tricolor, Fomes fomentarius, Fomitopsis pinicola, Ganoderma lucidum, Laetiporus sulphureus, Leccinellum pseudoscabrum, Peziza repanda, Polyporus tuberaster, Tarzetta catinus, Trametes hirsuta) turned out to be new for the study area. Ecological groups and nutritional significance of the found fungi were clarified. Among them, 14 medicinal species were determined (Cantharellus cibarius, Cerioporus squamosus, Coprinopsis atramentaria, Daedaleopsis tricolor, Fomes fomentarius, Fomitopsis betulina, F. pinicola, Ganoderma lucidum, Hymenopellis radicata, Laetiporus sulphureus, Marasmius oreades, Panellus stipticus, Psilocybe coronilla, Trametes hirsuta). Besides, five of them are nutritionally important. 

Keywords: distribution, ecology, fungi, herbaria, medicinal mushrooms, nutritional properties, protected area, taxonomy