Czech Mycology 65(2): 233–254             Article published online: 20th December, 2013 doi: 10.33585/cmy.65207

KARUN N. C., SRIDHAR K. R.

Occurrence and distribution of Termitomyces (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) in the Western Ghats and on the west coast of India.

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Abstract

This study documents five species of Termitomyces distributed in the forests, plantations and grasslands of the Western Ghats and west coast of India. Occurrence and distribution of Termitomyces have been assessed based on literature and the present survey. Descriptions of recorded Termitomyces species are given along with diagnostic features for identification. Traditional knowledge of Termitomyces has been documented based on the experience of a tribal sect and the local population.As termitomycetes are largely uncultivable, strategies are recommended for conservation of their habitat and sustainable harvesting of this human nutritional source as an alternative to plant- and animalderived foods.


Keywords:     Termitomyces, Western Ghats, distribution, traditional knowledge, tribal food security

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Karun N. C., Sridhar K. R. (2013): Occurrence and distribution of Termitomyces (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) in the Western Ghats and on the west coast of India. – Czech Mycology 65(2): 233–254. copy to clipboard


doi: 10.33585/cmy.65207

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