Russulaceae of Kumaon Himalaya

By: Kanad Das and J. R. Sharma

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Russulaceae is one of the largest, most beautiful and economically important families of fleshy macrofungi. This family includies some of the most poisonous fungi, few edible and medicinally important species of the forest trees. Contents: Introduction. 1. Work done in India and Kumaon Himalaya. 2. Economic importance. 3. Technical terms. 4. Methodology. 5. Study area. 6. Abbreviations. 7. Family Ressulaceae. Genus Lactarius: 1. Subgenus Lactariopsis. 2. Subgenus Lactarius. 3. Subgenus Lactifluus. 4. Subgenus Piperites. 5. Subgenus Plinthogali. 6. Subgenus Russularia. Genus Russula: 1. Subgenus Amoenula. 2. Subgenus Compactae. 3. Subgenus Heterophyllidia. 4. Subgenus Incrustatula. 5. Subgenus Ingratula. 6. Subgenus Russula. Ecological studies. References. Index. From the preface: "This manual is divided into three parts. The first part is the "Introduction" giving a general account of the work done on Russulaceae both at international and national level and justifying the objectives of the study. The chapter on "technical terms" deals with the terms used to designate the characters in the manual. This is followed by a chapter on "methodology" depicting the methods of work followed during the course of this study. The chapter on "study area" gives a summary of the different areas surveyed with their names, type of forests, dominant tree species and approx. altitude in meters above mean sea level. The second part deals with the detailed taxonomical descriptions coupled with field photographs, line drawings depicting the macro-and microscopic characters of all the taxa collected from the study area and a parsimonious molecular tree justifying the placement of few confusing taxa. The third part is about the "ecological data" gathered on each taxon during the field survey." Printed Pages: 255 with 80 b/w, 27 colour photos and maps.

Title: Russulaceae of Kumaon Himalaya

Author Name: Kanad Das and J. R. Sharma

Categories: Botany, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Botanical Survey of India: 2005

ISBN: 81-8177-012-9

ISBN 13: 9788181770127

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 041144

Keywords: Russulaceae of Kumaon Himalaya