Researchers Discover a New Mushroom “Apsorn Mushroom”
1 October 2020
Corporate Communication and Alumni Relations Center (CCARC)
A Biodiversity research team led by Professor Emeritus Dr. Saisamorn Lamyong, Head of CMU’s Micro-organism Diversity, Faculty of Science, together with co-researchers conducted a “Survey of Biodiversity at Mae Moh Forest Park”, financially supported by the Forest Industry Organization.
The research team has discovered a new mushroom in the Pleurotus family (Angel Mushroom) and studied its DNA and genetic code to confirm that it is a new world discovery.
On March 25, 2020 the mushroom was named scientifically as “Pleurotus Sirindhorniae” and Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakree Sirindhorn gave the mushroom its common name as “Apsorn Mushroom”.
In Mae Moh Forest Park in a protective research area a scattering of Apsorn Mushroom has been found. It is an edible mushroom and has a good source of protein and is economically interesting for future farming. For a mushroom the Apsorn can grow quickly and it is more durable in hot weather than other mushrooms in the Angel family.
The Research team members in this biodiversity project included:
1. Associate Professor Dr. Kriangsak Sri-gnern-yuang, Research team of Wild Plants Diversity Resources, Maejo University.
2. Professor Emeritus Dr. Saisamorn Lamyong, Research team of Large Fungus, Chiang Mai University.
3. Dr. Nakkarin Suwannarach, Research team of Large Fungus Chiang Mai University
4. Dr. Jaturong Kamla, Research team of Large Fungus, Chiang Mai University
5. Assistant Professor Dr. Piyawan Sutthiprapan, Research team of Insects Diversity, Chiang Mai University.
6. Assistant Professor Theerapong Saowapak, Research team of Wild Animal Diversity, Chiang Mai University.
7. Dr. Sutheera Hermhuek, Research team of Wild Plants Diversity Resources, Maejo University.
8. Assistant Professor Dr. Wichpas Sungpalee, Research team of Wild Plants Diversity Resource, Maejo University.
9. Assistant Professor Dr. Kanitta Sathienpeerakul, Evaluation team of Using Benefits of Resources Diversity of Community, Maejo University.
10. Assistant Professor Dr. Laksana Sammanithi, Research team of Geographical Information Technology of Biodiversity, Maejo University.
11. Mr. Wisooth Daengbutra, Research team of Wild Plants Diversity, Maejo University.