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What Makes a Plant Magical? Symbolism and Sacred Herbs in Afro-Surinamese Winti Rituals
The Surinamese Winti religion is probably the least known of all ­Afro-Caribbean beliefs. Magical plants are essential ingredients in Afro-Surinamese rituals, but little research has been done on theExpand
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Exposing hidden diversity by concordant genealogies and morphology—a study of the Lactifluus volemus (Russulales) species complex in Sikkim Himalaya (India)
Although Sikkim belongs to one of the Global Biodiversity Hotspots, little is known about its ectomycorrhizal fungi, and even less about the main genera of Russulales, i.e. Lactarius, Lactifluus,Expand
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The Australasian species of Lactarius subgenus Gerardii (Russulales)
This paper provides an overview and identification key of the Australasian species of Lactarius subg. Gerardii. A molecular phylogeny based on the nuc DNA markers ITS, LSU and rpb2, combined withExpand
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Affinities in C3Cyperus lineages (Cyperaceae) revealed using molecular phylogenetic data and carbon isotope analysis
Maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses of nrDNA (ETS1f) and plastid DNA (rpl32-trnL, trnH-psbA) sequence data are presented for ‘C3Cyperus’ (Cyperaceae). The term ‘C3Cyperus’ indicates all speciesExpand
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New or interesting Russula from Sikkim Himalaya (India).
Russula khanchanjungae and R. tsokae are described as new to science from subtropical to temperate forests of Sikkim Himalaya. R. griseocarnosa, recently described from China, is reported for theExpand
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New combinations in Lactifluus, 3 : L. subgenera Lactifluus and Piperati
In this last of a series of three papers, new combinations in the genus Lactifluus are proposed. This paper treats Lactifluus subg. Lactifluus (an autonymous subgenus) and Lactifluus subg. PiperatiExpand
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Lactifluus piperatus (Russulales, Basidiomycota) and allied species in Western Europe and a preliminary overview of the group worldwide
The large, white milkcaps of Lactifluus section Piperati are well known in the northern hemisphere. Historically, there was extensive debate about the number of European representatives and theExpand
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A new Lactarius species from Togo with an isolated phylogenetic position
Lactarius cocostnus Van de Putte & De Kesel sp. nov. is described from Uapaca woodlands in Togo. The species has a remarkable coconut-smell, which is typical for some European and North AmericanExpand
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Lactifluus foetens and Lf. albomembranaceus sp. nov. (Russulaceae): look-alike milkcaps from gallery forests in tropical Africa
The ectomycorrhizal milkcap genus Lactifluus is commonly found within Central and West African gallery forests. During field expeditions in Cameroon and Togo, several collections of white LactifluusExpand
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