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  • Title
    Macrofungi in the lateritic scrub jungles of southwestern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A pilot study on macrofungi in scrub jungles (with and without fire-impact) in lateritic region of southwestern coast of India was carried out.  Out of 11 species in 10 genera recovered, six and five species were confined to scrub jungle and fire-impacted scrub jungle, respectively.  An ectomycorrhizal Amanita sp. was the most frequent in scrub jungle associated with exotic (Acacia auriculiformis and A. mangium) and plantation (Anacardium occidentale) trees.  Based on traditional knowledge, it is a highly edible and nutritional delicacy in the coastal regions.  Astraeus odoratus was another common ectomycorrhizal fungus in native trees Hopea ponga, which was recovered from the fire-impacted scrub jungle and is possibly edible.  Edible termite mound mushroom Termitomyces striatus was also common in the fire-impacted scrub jungle.  Chlorophyllum molybdites was the most frequent mushroom in the fire-impacted scrub jungle.  
    Attribution
    Greeshma A. A., Sridhar K. R., Pavithra M. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(7) pp. 7812-7820; doi:10.11609/jott.2326.7812-7820
  • Title
    Chromolaena odorata (L.) King & H.E. Robins (Asteraceae), an important nectar source for adult butterflies
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Chromolaena odorata is a seasonal weed and grows like a cultivated crop. It flowers during October-December. The floral characteristics such as white to purple colour of florets, short-tubed narrow corolla with deep seated nectar, the morning anthesis and the flat-topped head inflorescence providing a standing platform are important attractants for visitation by butterflies. The florets attract butterflies of five families and sphingid hawk moths. Among the butterflies, nymphalids are diverse and visit the florets consistently; their visits effect pollination. The diurnal hawk moths, Macroglossum gyrans and Cephonodes hylas also visit the florets during dawn and dusk hours for nectar, and effect pollination. Therefore, C. odorata, being an exotic is an important nectar source for adult butterflies.
    Attribution
    Lakshmi P.V., Raju A.J.S. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(3) pp. 1548-1549; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2504.1542-7
  • Title
    A checklist of traditional edible bio-resources from Ima markets of Imphal Valley, Manipur, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A study was conducted at seven important markets of Imphal Valley, Manipur in northeastern India, which are run exclusively by women and are popularly known as “the Ima markets”. The two year study was to find out the important edible bio-resources which are consumed daily by the local people of Manipur. Regular surveys were conducted at the selected markets at least three times a month. A total of 45 wild edible plants and 26 wild fruits were identified during the survey. Also, 25 edible animal resources were recorded. It is suggested that the high diversity of wild edible bio-resources needs to be conserved for livelihood sustenance of the local communities.
    Attribution
    Devi O.S., Komor P., Das D. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(2) pp. 1291-1296; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2256.1291-6