Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

E-ISSN: 2349-1183 P-ISSN: 2349-9265
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2016, VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2Pages: 434-439

New records of lichens from foothills of Kumaun Himalayas to the lichen flora of Uttarakhand, India

Shiksha Mishra*, Dalip Kumar Upreti and Anand Kumar Srivastava
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Abstract:
The paper presents an enumeration of seven lichen species as addition to the lichen flora of foothills of Kumaun Himalayas, Uttarakhand. The enumerated species belong to six genera and six families. The explored area showed dominance of crustose lichens while only two foliose and a single leprose species was recorded. A morpho-taxonomic note together with ecology and distribution of all the recorded lichen species as new addition to lichen flora of Uttarakhand is provided.
Thallus of newly added lichen taxa to the foothills of Kumaun Himalaya: A, Amandinea subduplicata (Vain.) Marbach; B, Graphis crebra Vain.; C, Anisomeridium albisedum (Nyl.) R. C. Harris; D, Hyperphyscia adglutinata var. adglutinata (Flörke) H. Mayrhofer & Poelt; E, Hyperphyscia adglutinata var. pyrithrocardia (Müll. Arg.) D. D. Awasthi; F, Opegrapha varia Pers.; G, Lepraria coriensis (Hue) Sipman.

Fig.: Thallus of newly added lichen taxa to the foothills of Kumaun Himalaya: A, Amandinea subduplicata (Vain.) Marbach; B, Graphis crebra Vain.; C, Anisomeridium albisedum (Nyl.) R. C. Harris; D, Hyperphyscia adglutinata var. adglutinata (Flörke) H. Mayrhofer & Poelt; E, Hyperphyscia adglutinata var. pyrithrocardia (Müll. Arg.) D. D. Awasthi; F, Opegrapha varia Pers.; G, Lepraria coriensis (Hue) Sipman.


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