First report of foliicolous lichen biota in South Karnataka-India

Rashmi, S. and Rajkumar, H. G. (2015) First report of foliicolous lichen biota in South Karnataka-India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 4 (6). pp. 250-256.

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Lichens that colonize on live leaves are called foliicolous lichens. India has a rich collection of foliicolous lichens with 116 species from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Palni and Nilgiri Hills and Northeast India. Whereas, foliicolous lichens in Karnataka is not reported. In the present study 18 species, belonging to 16 genera and 12 families are recorded. Family Gomphillaceae dominated with 4 species Aulaxina quadrangular, Echinoplaca epiphylla, Tricharia allostrigasa and Tricharia triseptate. Sporopodium xantholeucum (Mull. Arg.) Zahlbr and Strigula subelegans Vainio are universally distributed in all reported regions in India. These findings will lead to further research on foliicolous lichens and provide a better understanding of their distribution within the Southern Karnataka region. This is the first detailed report on foliicolous lichens and their distribution in South Karnataka.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foliicolous and Karnataka and Kodagu and Western Ghats
Subjects: B Life Science > Botany
Divisions: Department of > Botany
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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 05:37
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 05:37

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