Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong
National Emblem Ministry of Environment and Forests

Ashiho Asosii Mao

NAME : ASHIHO ASOSIIMAO
DESIGNATION : SCIENTIST-E
QUALIFICATION : Ph.D.
DATE OF BIRTH : 16.05.1965
FIELD OF STUDY : Plant Systematics and Plant tissue culture.
SPECIAL INTEREST : Orchids, Rhododendrons, Medicinal plants, ethnobotany and conservation of RET plants.
PRESENTLY WORKING ON FAMILY/TRIBE/GENUS OR FLORA OF (AREA) 1. Checklist of Flora of Nagaland 2. DBT-Project “Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of threatened plants through application of biotechnological tools”. 3. Micropropagation of RET species of north east India. 4. Flora of Amchang WLS, Assam 5. Flora of Yangoupokpi Lokchao, WLS, Manipur
Telephone Number (Landline) : 0364-2223971; 9436105299(m)
Fax : 0364-2224119 (O)
E-mail :aamao2008@gmail.com

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

PLANT TISSUE CULTURE

  1. MAO, A.A. 1990. ‘Morphogenetic responses of various tissue and organs of Coriandrum sativum L. in tissue culture’. M.Phil. Thesis, Delhi University.
  2. SINGH, D.K., A.A. MAO, R.K. GUPTA AND G.P. SINHA. 1992. Axenic seed germination of some rare, threatened and ornamental species of orchids of North eastern India – A preliminary study. In: S.P. Viz (ed.) National Seminar on Biology, Improvement, propagation and commercialization of Indian Orchids, Bangalore (Abstract) No. 21: 33-35
  3. MAO, A. A., A. WETTEN, M.F.FAY AND P.D.S. CALIGARI. 1995. In vitro propagation of Clerodendrum colebrookianum Walp. (Verbenaceae) – a potential natural anti-hypertension medicinal plant. Plant cell report 14: 493-496.
  4. MAO, A. A. 1996. Tissue culture of some plant species from North East India, Ph.D. Thesis, Reading University, Reading, U.K.
  5. MAO, A.A., A. WETTEN, M.F.FAY AND P.D.S. CALIGARI, 2000. In vitro multiplication of Litsea cubeba (Lours.) Pers. – a multipurpose tree. Plant Cell Report 19: 5-9.
  6. MAO, A. A., A. WETTEN, M.F.FAY AND P.D.S. CALIGARI. 2002. In vitro seed germination and tissue culture of Lilium mackliniae Sealy, a rare endemic lily from Manipur, India, J. Plant Physiology 7(3): 239-245.
  7. RANYAPHI, R.A., A. A. MAO AND IBAKADOR. 2006. Seed germination and micropropagation of Iris bakeri – a rare endemic plant from Manipur, India. In: P.J. Handique and M.C. Kalita (eds.) Proceedings of the National Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation and Future Concern, 69-75.
  8. MAO, A. A. 2006. Micropropagation of rare, endangered plants of northeastern India. In: P.J. Handique and M.C. Kalita (eds.) Proceedings of the National Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation and Future Concern, 1-7.
  9. MAO, A. A., A. WETTEN, M.F. FAY and P.D.S. CALIGARI, 2007. Effect of Nitrogen on growth and morphogenesis of three micropropagated Nepenthes spp. India J. Plant Physiol. 12(4):317-321.
  10. MAO, A. A. AND R.A. RANYAPHI. 2007. Seed viability studies in Nepenthes khasiana Hook.f. - comparison of in vivo and in vitro seed germination. Bull. Bot. Surv. Of India 49(1-4): 89-94.
  11. TANDON P., S. S.D. BHOWMIK, A. A. MAO AND S. KUMARIA, 2007. Rapid in vitro Clonal Propagation of Mantisia spathulata Schult, A rare and endemic plant of North Eastern India for recovery. Biotechnology 6(1): 68-71.
  12. DAS, J., A. A. MAO AND P.J. HANDIQUE, 2011. Volatile constituents of Valeriana hardwickii Wall. Root oil from Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya, Rec. Nat. Prod. 5:(1): 70-73
  13. JAYASHANKAR DAS, A. A. MAO AND P.J. HANDIQUE, 2011. Terpenoid Composition and Antioxidant activities of two Indian Valerian oil from Khasi hills of north east India, Nat. Prod. Comm. 6(1): 129-132.
  14. MAO, A. A., S. KALIAMOORTHY, R. A. RANYAPHI AND J. DAS, S. GUPTA, J. ATHILI, J. Y. YUMNAM AND L. I. CHANU, 2011. In vitro micropropagation of three rare, endangered and endemic rhododendron species of North east India, In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant 47: 674-681
  15. RANYAPHI, R.A., A. A. MAO AND S.K. BORTHAKUR. 2011. Direct organogenesis from leaf and internode explants of in vitro raised wintergreen plant (Gaultheria fragrantissima), Science Asia 37: 186-194.
  16. DAS, J., A. A. MAO AND P.J. HANDIQUE. 2012. Callus-mediated organogenesis and effect of growth regulators on production of different valepotriates in Indian valerian (Valeriana jatamasi Jones), Acta Physiol. Plant. 35:55-63
  17. GUPTA, S., S. SARMA, A.A. MAO AND TAPAN SEAL, 2013. Antioxidant activity of different parts of Lysimachia laxa and Gymnocladus assamicus, a comparison using three different solvent extraction systems. J. Chem. Pharm. Res. 5(4):33-40.
  18. GUPTA, S., S. KALIAMOORTHY, A. A. MAO AND S. SARMA. 2013. In vitro regeneration of Gymnocladus assamicus Kanjilal ex P.C. Kanjilal, an ethnomedicinal critically endangered and endemic tree species from Northeast India. Int. J. Med. Arom. Plants 3(2): 204-213
  19. TAXONOMY and FLORISTIC STUDIES

  20. SINGH, K.P. AND A. A. MAO. 1998. Development of Floristic Botany in North east India during post Independent period. In: S.K. Gupta, S.N. Datta, R. Gopalakrishnan, K.P. Singh, N.K. Sarkar and A.K. Verma (eds.) Proc. Nat. Conf. on Development of Science and Technology in North east India During Post Indepdendent period, Shillong, pp. 153-165.  
  21. PHUKAN, S. AND A.A. MAO. 1999. A miniature orchid of North East India. Orch. Rev. 107(1230): 368-369.  
  22. MAO, A.A. 1999. Note on Orchids of Senapati and surrounding hills, Manipur, India. J. Orch. Soc. India 13(1-2): 55-58.  
  23. MAO, A.A. AND T.M. HYNNIEWTA, 2000. Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum hunting in Nagaland. Phytotaxonomy 1: 130-132. 
  24. PHUKAN, S. AND A.A. MAO. 2000. A beautiful and rare orchid of India. J. Ochid Soc. India 14: 57-60.  
  25. MAO, A.A. AND T.M. HYNNIEWTA, 2000. Floristic Diversity of N.E. India. J. Assam Sc. Soc. 41(4): 255-566.  
  26. HYNNIEWTA, T.M. AND A.A. MAO. 2001. Botanical Exploration and Orchid studies in Nagaland. Second meeting of the Indian Subcontinent regional orchid Specialist group (ISROSG), Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun pp.16-17.  
  27. PHUKAN, S. AND A.A. MAO. 2002. Additions to Indian Orchid Flora. Orch. Rev. 110: 157-161.  
  28. PHUKAN, S. AND A.A. MAO. 2002. Armodorum senapatianum Phukan et Mao – a new orchid species from India, Orch. Rev. 110(1247): 298-300.  
  29. PHUKAN, S. AND A.A. MAO. 2002. Additions to the India Orchid Flora, Orch. Rev. 112: 114-118.  
  30. PHUKAN, S. AND A.A. MAO. 2005. Flickingeria abhaycharanii Phukan et Mao – a new species from northeast India, Orch. Rev. 113: 22-23.  
  31. PHUKAN, S. AND A.A. MAO. 2006. Pleione saxicola in India, addition to the Indian Orchid Flora. Orch. Rev. 114:150-151. 
  32. BHAUMIK, M., A. A. MAO AND H.B. NAITHANI. 2006. A note on the sporadic flowering of Sinarundinaria rolloana (Gamble) Chao and Renv. (Poaceae-Bambusoideae) from Dzuko valley, Nagaland. Indian Forest. 132: 906-907.  
  33. CHAYA DEORI, A. A. MAO AND S. PHUKAN. 2006. A new addition to the Indian Orchid Flora. Orch. Rev. 114: 91-93.  
  34. CHAYA DEORI, S.K. SARMA, S. PHUKAN AND A. A. MAO. 2006. Dendrobium arunachalense sp.nov. (Orchidaceae) – A new species from Arunachal Pradesh, India. J. Orch. Soc. India 20:81-85. 
  35. MAO, A. A. AND M. BHAUMIK, 2007. Notes on Lilium davidii -(Liiaceae): a rare and beautiful lily from Manipur, India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 31(2): 436-438.  
  36. PANDEY A. K., M. A. ALI AND A. A. MAO. 2007. Genus Panax L. (Araliaceae) in India. Pleione 1(2): 46-54. 
  37. MAO, A. A. AND M. BHAUMIK. 2007. Roscoe ngainoii (Zingiberaceae) sp. nova from Manipur, India. Nordic J. Bot. 25: 299-302. 
  38. AMADUDDIN, R. GOGOI, A. A. MAO AND S. PHUKAN. 2008. Collection of Begonia adscendens C.B. Clarke (Begoniaceae) after more than 100 years from Esii hills, Manipur, India. Rheedea 18(1): 53-55. 
  39. NAITHANI, H.B., A. A. MAO AND R.C. SRIVASTAVA, 2008. Schizostachyum arunachalensis, the bamboo species with longest internode and biggest leaf. BSI ENVIS News Lett. 13(2):3.  
  40. DEORI, C., R. GOGOI AND A. A. MAO. 2010. A new variety of Dendrobium: D. falconeri Hook. var. senapatianum C. Deori, R. Gogoi and A.A. Mao var. Nov. , Orch. Rev. 118: 20-23.  
  41. MAO, A. A. 2010. Paphiopedilum of northeast India, Orch. Rev. 118: 88-95. 
  42. MAO, A.A., R. GOGOI AND O. APANG, 2009. Studies on Rhododendron species of Mayuodia, Lower Dibang valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Bull. Arunachal Forest Res. 25: 93-99. 
  43. MAO, A.A. 2010. The genus Rhododendron in north east India. Bot. Orient. 7: 26-34. 
  44. RAO, A.N., O. APANG, A.A. MAO AND S.S. DASH, 2010. Two new records from Arunachal Pradesh, India. J. Orchid Soc. India, 24: 97-100. 
  45. DASH, S.S., R. GOGOI AND A.A. MAO. 2011. A new species of Crawfurdia Wall. (Gentianaceae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. J. Jap. Bot. 86: 127-132.  
  46. MAO, A.A., M. BHAUMIK AND N. LOKHO, 2011. Kaempferia parviflora Wall. ex Baker (Zingiberaceae) A new record of medicinal plan for India. Indian Forest. 1353-1354. 
  47. DASH, S.S. AND A. A. MAO. 2011. A new species of Codonopsis Wall. (Campanulaceae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Nelumbo 53:17-20. 
  48. DASH, S.S. AND A. A. MAO. 2011. Additions to the flowering plants of India from Arunachal Pradesh. Nelumbo 53: 228-235. 
  49. MAO, A.A. AND M. BHAUMIK, 2011. New distributional records of Rhododendrons from India. Nelumbo 53:217-220. 
  50. MAO, A. A., LICHA JERI AND REDDY BEI 2011. Studies on Rhododendron species of Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding Hills of Lower Subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh. Bull. Arunachal Forest Res. 27: 34-46 
  51. MAO, A.A., A.N. RAO, M. BHAUMIK AND ONA APANG, 2011. Thrixspermum saruwaterii (Hayata) Schltr. (Orchidaceae) – a new record to India from Arunachal Pradesh. Bull. Arunachal Forest Res. 27: 68-70. 
  52. MAO, A.A., A.N. RAO, M. BHAUMIK AND ONA APANG 2011. Thrixspermum saruwatarii (Hayata) Schltr. (Orchidaceae) – a new record to India from Arunachal Pradesh. Bull. Arunachal Forest Res. 27: 58-64 
  53. MAO, A.A., LICHA JERI AND REDDY BEI, 2011. Studies on Rhododendron species of Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding Hills of Lower Subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh. Bull. Arunachal Forest Res. 27: 34-46 
  54. MAO, A.A. AND R. GOGOI. 2012 Distribution and status of Lilium mackliniae Sealy – an endemic lily of north east India. Indian Forest. 139(2): 170-174 
  55. R. GOGOI AND A. A. MAO. 2012. Rediscovery of Justicia anfractuasa C.B. Clarke an endemic species from its type locality after a century. NeBio 3(2): 13-15 
  56. MAO, A.A. 2012. Biodiversity profile: The genus Rhododendron in north-east India. New Zealand Rhodod. Soc. 100: 47-53  
  57. MAO, A.A. AND R. GOGOI. 2012. Rhododendrons of Manipur and Nagaland, NeBio 3:1-10. 
  58. MAO, A.A., M. BHAUMIK, A. PAUL, S. BARALI AND M.L. KHAN. 2013. Rhododendron mechukae (Ericaceae A new species from India. Edinburgh J. Bot. 70(1): 57-60. 
  59. BHAUMIK M. AND A. A. MAO. 2013.Distributional notes on some Rhododendrons taxa from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Nelumbo 54:255-259. 
  60. BHAUMIK M. AND A. A. MAO. 2013.Flowering of Chimonocalamus longiusculus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) in experimental garden of Botanical Survey of India, Itanagar, India. Nelumbo 54: 260-262. 
  61. GOGOI, R., B.B. T. THAM AND A. A. MAO 2014. Arisaema bannaense H.Li and Arisaema lingyunense H. Li (Araceae), Two additions to the Flora of India. J. Jap. Bot. 89: 44-48. 
  62. CONSERVATION and ECOLOGY

  63. MAO, A.A. AND S.K. KATAKI, 1993. Dzuko valley: A plea for conservation. Indian Forest.120: 515-518.  
  64. MAO, A.A. 2005. Notes on habitat and distribution of Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O’Brien) J.J. Sm. – a rare and beautiful orchid of north east India. J. Ochid Soc. India 18: 68-74.  
  65. MAO, A.A. AND P. KHARBULI. 2002. Distribution and status of Nepenthes khasiana – a rare endemic pitcher plant of India, Phytotaxonomy 2: 77-83.  
  66. MAO, A.A., 2006. Dendrobium denudans - an endangered medicinal orchids of north east India. J. Orch. Soc. India 20: 53-55.  
  67. MAO, A.A. AND R. GOGOI, 2007. Rediscovery of a critically endangered endemic Rhododendron. Indian Forest. 133:1699-1702.  
  68. MAO, A.A. J. Y. YUMNAM, R. GOGOI AND A. PINOKIYO, 2009. Status and Distribution of Rhododendron species in temperate and sub-alpine hill ranges of mount Esii and Surrounding hills in Manipur and Nagaland, Indian Fores. 135: 880-890.  
  69. MAO, A.A. AND R. GOGOI, 2009. Floristic study of Dzukou valley and surrounding hills, Manipur and Nagaland, India. Indian Forest. 136(1): 57-68.  
  70. MAO, A.A. AND R. GOGOI, 2010. Fire-induced invasion of an endemic plant species alters forest structure and diversity: a study from north-east India, Sci. Curr. 98(4): 483-485.  
  71. BERA, S. K., S. K. BASUMATARY, C. M. NAUTIYAL, S. DIXIT, A. A. MAO AND R. GOGOI, 2011. Late Holocene Climate and Vegetation Change in the Dzukou Valley, North East India. J. Palaeontol. Soc. India 56(2): 143-148. 
  72. ETHNOBOTANY

  73. MAO, A.A. 1992. A preliminary report on the Folklore Botany of Mao Nagas of Manipur (India), Ethnobotany 5: 143-147.  
  74. HYNNIEWTA, T. M. AND A. A. MAO. 1999. Pollution-cum-Depletion of Tribal’s Ethnobotanical Knowledge Systems. In: S.K. Gupta et al. (eds.) Proc. Nat. Conf. Pollution, Man and Environment, Shillong, pp.187-189.  
  75. MAO, A.A. 1999. Some symbolic and superstitious botanical folklore about Mao Naga tribe of Manipur (India). J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 23(2): 625-628.  
  76. MAO, A.A. 1998 (2001). Ethnobotanical observation of rice beer ‘Zhuchu’ by the Mao Naga tribe from Manipur (India). Bull. Bot. Surv. India 40(1-4): 53-57.  
  77. MAO, A.A. 2002. Oroxylum indicum Vent. – a potential anti-cancer medicinal plant. Ind. J. Trad. Knowl. 1(1): 17-21.  
  78. MAO A. A. AND N. ODYUO. 2007. Traditional fermented foods of the Naga tribes of northeastern India. Indian J. Trad. Knowl. 6(1): 42-45. 
  79. CHAYA DEORI, S. S. BEGUM AND A. A. MAO. 2007. Ethnobotany of Sujen -a local rice beer of the Deori Tribe of Assam. India J. Trad. Knowl. 6(1): 126-132.  
  80. MAO, A.A., T.M. HYNNIEWTA AND M. SANJAPPA, 2009. Plant wealth of north east with reference to ethnobotany. Indian J. Trad. Knowl. 8(1): 96-103.  
  81. MAO, A.A. AND T.M. HYNNIEWTA, 2011. Plants used as Agricultural season indicator by Mao Naga tribe, Manipur, India. Indian J. Trad. Knowl. 10(3): 578-580.  
  82. LYNGDOH J.P., D. SYIEM AND A. A. MAO. 2014. Pattern of Traditional Medicine usage in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. Indian J. Trad. Knowl. 13(1): 164-170. 
  83. MAO, A. A. 2013. Ethnobotany of Rhododendrons in North-Eastern India. Ethnobotany 25:124-128. 
  84. GENERAL

  85. MAO, A. A. AND T. M. HYNNIEWTA. 1999. Conservation of threatened plants of North Eastern India. In: B. Kharbuli, D. Syiem and H. Kayang (eds.) Biodiversity – North East India Perspective, NEH University, Shillong, pp.37-39.  
  86. MAO, A.A. 1999. Biodiversity: Its economic potentiality in Mao area, impact of globalisation and state policies. Mao Students’ Delhi-Magazine-cum-journal, pp. 23-26. 
  87. MAO, A.A. 2000. Dried flower making- a potential cottage industry in N.E. India. The Ind. Forest. 126(12): 1342-1346.  
  88. MAO, A.A. AND T.M. HYNNIEWTA, 2000. Orchid Cultivation: Pests and Diseases. Flora-Van-Dron 1: 5-9.  
  89. MAO, A.A. Principles of Orchid cultivation. Flora-Van-Dron 2: 1-12. 2001. 
  90. MAO, A.A. AND T.M. HYNNIEWTA, 2002. Wild plants of floriculture potential of N.E. India. Silver Jubilee Souvenir (1977-2002), Shillong-Agri-Horticultural Soc. 2002. 
  91. MAO, A.A. (1992-2002). Ecological balance and its importance in the Mao area context, Decadal Souvenir, Mao Officers’ Union, pp. 29-36. 2002. 
  92. RANYAPHI, R.A., A.G. WARJRI AND A.A. MAO. 2004 (2002). Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. – an important wild medicinal plant. In: Philomena Kharrakor, C.R. Deingdoh, Nirupama James and R. Biswas (eds.) Proceedings on Regional Seminar on the Role of Biodiversity and Environmental strategies in North east India for Sustainable Development, 158-161.  
  93. MAO A. A. 2005. A small butterfly: The nasty pest of orchids. Orchid News 21: 14.  
  94. MAO, A.A. 2008. Standard of Refereeing in Science Journals. Curr. Sci. 95(11), 10. 
  95. MAO, A. A. 2013. Why is Biological Diversity Important? The Mao Students’ Union 80th Anniversary-cum-Conference Souvenir, 37-40 
  96. Chapter in edited Books

  97. MAO, A.A., D.K. SINGH AND P. TANDON, 2002. Tissue Culture. In: K.P. Singh, N.P. Singh (eds.) – Floristic Diversity and Conservation Strategies in India, Vol. V. In Situ and Situ Conservation, BSI, Kolkata., pp.3013-3050.  
  98. MAO, A. A., K.P. SINGH AND P.K. HAJRA, 2001. Rhododendron. In: K.P. Singh, N.P. Singh (eds.) – Floristic Diversity and Conservation Strategies in India, Vol. IV, BSI, Kolkata.pp.2167-2202.  
  99. RANYAPHI, R.A., A.A. MAO AND S.K. BORTHAKUR, 2010. Propagation package of Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall., a commercially important medicinal plant. In S.K. Borthakur, M. Ahmed, P. Gogoi, D.N. Dutta and G.U. Ahmed (eds.), Medicinal plants of northeast India, pp.50-70, NEDFI R and D Centre for MAP, Khetri 782403, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd., Guwahati. 
  100. MAO, A.A. 2010. Orchid habitats. In: P. Pathak and L. K. Attri (eds.) National Conference on Orchids: Systematics and diversity analysis for conservation and sustainable utilisation, The Orchid Society of India (TOSI), Botany Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh. pp.14-16. 
  101. MAO, A.A. 2012. Orchids in Mao area and ecological status. In: A. Kaisii and H.F. Ariina (eds.) Tribal Philosophy and Culture – Mao Naga of North East India, Mittal Publication, N. Delhi, 161-167. 
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