Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An Internationl Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

E-ISSN: 2349-1183 P-ISSN: 2349-9265
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2016, VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1Pages: 224-229

New addition to the Lichen flora of Uttarakhand, India

Sugam Gupta*, Himanshu Rai, Dalip Kumar Upreti, Pradeep Kumar Sharma and Rajan Kumar Gupta
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Abstract:
The present paper revealed the occurrence of nine lichen species from Uttarakhand for the first time. The species belong to six families (Cladoniaceae, Lecanoraceae, Parmeliaceae, Peltigeraceae, Physciaceae, Verrucariaceae) and represents four growth forms of lichens found growing on soil, rock and soil over rock. Brief moropho-taxonomic details of all the nine species have been provided with their ecology and distribution.
Microscopic image of new addition to Uttarakhand: A, Cladonia subsquamosa Kremp.; B, Remototrachyna incognita (Kurok.) Hale.; C, Lecidella  alaiensis (Vain.) Hertel.; D, Melanelia disjuncta (Erichsen). Essl.; E, Melanohalea infumata (Nyl.) O. Blanco & al.; F, Normandina pulchella (Borrer) Nyl.; G, Parmelia squarrosa Hale.; H, Peltigera collina (Ach.) Schrad.; I, Rinodina megaspore (D.D. Awasthi & M.R. Agarwal) D.D. Awasthi.

Fig.: Microscopic image of new addition to Uttarakhand: A, Cladonia subsquamosa Kremp.; B, Remototrachyna incognita (Kurok.) Hale.; C, Lecidella alaiensis (Vain.) Hertel.; D, Melanelia disjuncta (Erichsen). Essl.; E, Melanohalea infumata (Nyl.) O. Blanco & al.; F, Normandina pulchella (Borrer) Nyl.; G, Parmelia squarrosa Hale.; H, Peltigera collina (Ach.) Schrad.; I, Rinodina megaspore (D.D. Awasthi & M.R. Agarwal) D.D. Awasthi.


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