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Journal of Mycology
Volume 2015, Article ID 361053, 7 pages
Research Article

Mushrooms and Lichens in Bulgarian Ethnomycology

Department of Botany, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 8 Boulevard Dragan Tsankov, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria

Received 31 August 2015; Accepted 19 October 2015

Academic Editor: Leo Van Griensven

Copyright © 2015 Blagoy Angelov Uzunov and Maya Petrova Stoyneva-Gärtner. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper presents ethnomycological data on ritual, medicinal, tinder, and kindling usage of mushrooms and lichens in Bulgaria from prehistoric times till nowadays. It is based on the analysis of 17 ethnomycological sources recently available and on the authors inquiries and field trip data from the country made in the period 1986–2015. In total 18 mushrooms and 4 lichens with their usage are enlisted.