Giby Kuriakose

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Elettaria cardamomum, a highly priced spice, is native to the Western Ghats of South India. Wild populations still occur in isolated patches in their natural habitats; however, much of today's commercial product comes from cultivated sources. There is no information on domestication-related traits of this species; the main objective of(More)
Amomum subulatum (Zingiberaceae) is one of the major cash crops of the Eastern Himalayas. Our earlier study had shown that Bombus haemorrhoidalis is the only pollinator of A. subulatum. This was surprising in light of findings that other members of Zingiberaceae have at least a few pollinators for each plant species. We hypothesized that A. subulatum also(More)
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