The wild non edible mushrooms, what should we know so far?
Author(s): Waill A Elkhateeb and Ghoson M Daba
Abstract: The world of mushrooms is rich in species of high interest due to their nutritional and pharmaceutical values. However, this world includes also non-edible species, which are not consumed due to being poisonous, of awful smell, or causing some serious gastrointestinal symptoms. Apart from being of no nutritional value, the study of their chemical composition revealed the presence of some biologically active compounds that can be used for medicinal and biological control purposes. Hence, we are focusing on this review on the morphology, and classification of some non-edible mushroom species, including Rhodotus palmatus, Amethyst deceiver, Amanita muscaria, Macrolepiota procera, Scutellinia scutellata, and the genera Panus, Crepidotus, Mycena, together with puffballs mushrooms. Also, we introduced examples of biological activities reported for some of these species, and compounds responsible for such activities.