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Table 4 The questionnaire used for data collection from rural informants

From: Diversity and ethnomycological importance of mushrooms from Western Himalayas, Kashmir

S. no. Information on mushroom Respondent
i. Who sells mushrooms, women or men?
ii. Age of the vendors (five age groups): < 18, 19–30, 31–40, 41–50, > 50
iii. The level of education (Illiterate, primary, middle, secondary, higher secondary and above)?
iv. Employment status (Govt. servant farmer and entrepreneur, housewife, and retired)?
v. Types of socio-economic data
Wild or cultivated edible mushroom species local people know?
vi. Which edible mushrooms have you collected?
vii. Which mushroom species have you sold?
viii. Which mushroom species have you used but not sold?
ix. The folk name of each mushroom species being sold?
x. Mushroom collected per season (kg)?
xi. Usage of gathered mushrooms (food, medicine, or income)?
xii. Learning ways of traditional knowledge about macro-fungi?
xiii. Basic marketing channels of wild and cultivated edible mushrooms?
xiv. Economic aspects of wild and cultivated edible mushrooms in the studied area?
xv. Methods of processing and preservation of mushrooms (freezing, sun drying, or salting)?
Xvi. Therapeutic uses of mushrooms in the traditional pharmacopeia of the region?