PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FUNGAL MACROFLORA IN MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE VEGETATION AND ECOLOGICAL ASPECTMirfath Jahan, Jeya Rathi J., Kumar M. and Santhosh S.
The present study deals with the mushroom vegetation in rainy season of Madras Christian College campus. For the study, belt transect quadrant method is applied. The recorded quadrant sampling value leads to occurrence of 41 mushrooms, their frequency percentage (28.78 %), abundance (10.23), density (3.1), evenness, Simpsons Index and Shannon - Weiner Index were studied. The values of frequency, abundance and density were calculated using Raunkiaer's formulae. The study of abiotic factors like temperature, pH, soil texture etc, was also carried out. It has been concluded that the type of mushroom vegetation is heterogenous. Thus, the present study shows moderate mushroom diversity.