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Studies on Lichens of Mizoram, Northeast India

  • A. R. Logesh
  • M. Chinlampianga
  • A. C. Shukla
  • D. K. Upreti
Research Article

Abstract

The paper enumerates 159 species of lichens recorded from the Mizoram state of northeast India. Buellia aeruginascens, Chaenotheca chrysocephala, Diorygma reniforme, Gassicurtia acidobaeomyceta, Graphis granulosa, Hafellia demutans, Phyllopsora soralifera, Ramboldia sorediata, R. subnexa, Relicina sublanea, Stigmatochroma adaucta, S. gerontoides, S. kryptoviolascens, S. metaleptodes are new records for Indian lichen biota. An inventory of lichen species together with detailed account of new records of lichens are provided in the present communication.

Keywords

Lichenized fungi New records Indo-Burma hotspot Northeastern India 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are thankful to the Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow; and the authorities of Mizoram University, Aizawl for necessary facilities and to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi for the financial support (38(1376)/13/EMR-II) to carry out this study successfully. They also thank Mr. Komal Kumar Ingle for microphotograph of the specimens.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Horticulture Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, School of Earth Sciences & Natural Resource ManagementMizoram UniversityAizawlIndia
  2. 2.Lichenology Laboratory, Plant Diversity Systematics and Herbarium DivisionCSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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