New distributional records of lichenized fungi for India from Assam

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Keywords: Lichenized fungi, n Malmidean , Taxonomy, Ultapani


Abstract


Present paper deals with 21 species of lichenized fungi belonging to 11 genera and 8 families, collected from Ultapani Forest Range of Kokrajhar district, Assam, India situated in the foothills of Bhutan. The family Malmideaceae is dominant with 11 species followed by Graphidaceae with four species. Amongst genera, Malmidea exhibited as the most dominant genus with nine species followed by Graphis with four species. Eight species viz. Allographa myolensis, Graphis subintermedians, Malmidea coralliformis, M. perplexa, M. subgranifera, M. tratiana, Parmeliella cinerata and Pyrenula microtheca are new records to Indian lichen biota. A total of 13 species viz. Buellia tincta, Graphis nanodes, Hemithecium pulchellum, Heterodermia dissecta, Malmidea bakeri, M. fuscella, M. hypomelaena, M. psychotrioides, M. subaurigera, Parmotrema pseudotinctorum, Porina atroperiostiola, P. platystoma and Pyxine cylindrica are new additions to lichen biota of Assam. Brief description of each species along with their distributions are provided.


Lichenized fungi, n              Malmidean            , Taxonomy, Ultapani


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Acknowledgements


We are grateful to the Director of CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, for their support and DST-SERB, GoI, for assisting financially under the scheme EMEQ (EEQ/2019/000547). One author, Siljo Joseph is thankful to DST, New Delhi for INSPIRE Faculty scheme (IFA18-LSPA124).


Author Information


Islary Pungbili
Department of Botany, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, India

Nayaka Sanjeeva
Lichenology Laboratory, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India


Joseph Siljo
Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation Division, Forest Botany Department, KSCSTE-Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, India


Upreti Dalip Kumar
Lichenology Laboratory, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Basumatary Derhasat
Department of Botany, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, India

Daimari Rebecca
Department of Botany, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, India
rebeccadmr@gmail.com