Economic Botany

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 269–277

Matsutake Trade in Yunnan Province, China: An Overview

  • Xuefei Yang
  • Jun He
  • Chun Li
  • Jianzhong Ma
  • Yongping Yang
  • Jianchu Xu
Special Mushroom Issue

DOI: 10.1007/s12231-008-9019-6

Cite this article as:
Yang, X., He, J., Li, C. et al. Econ Bot (2008) 62: 269. doi:10.1007/s12231-008-9019-6

Abstract

Matsutake Trade in Yunnan Province, China: An Overview. Matsutake are economically important wild mushrooms that contribute greatly to rural livelihoods and local economies in many parts of the northern hemisphere. This paper provides an overview of the matsutake trade in Yunnan province, China, where increased attention is being given to the sustainable utilization of nontimber forest products. Topics covered include the distribution, production, and export of matsutake in Yunnan, and the market chain for matsutake in Yunnan, whereby matsutake are harvested from the wild and exported to Japan within 48 hours.

Key Words

MatsutakemushroomtradeYunnan

Copyright information

© The New York Botanical Garden 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuefei Yang
    • 1
  • Jun He
    • 2
  • Chun Li
    • 3
  • Jianzhong Ma
    • 4
  • Yongping Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianchu Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Biogeography and Biodiversity, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Center of Mountain Ecosystem StudiesICRAF China Country ProgrammeKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.The Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People’s Republic of China, Kunming OfficeKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.The Nature Conservancy, Kunming OfficeChina Country ProgrammeKunmingPeople’s Republic of China