Journal of Applied and Natural Science 1(1):79-81(2009)
Lichen flora of Surinsar-Mansar wildlife sanctuary, J&K
Mukhtar A. Sheikh1, Anil K. Raina1* and D. K. Upreti2
1 Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Jammu, Jammu-180001, India
2 Lichenology Lab., National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow-226001, India
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : The present study conducted to enumerate the lichens from the so far unexplored Surinsar-Mansar wildlife sanctuary, J&K, revealed the presence of 30 species belonging to 18 genera from 14 families. The species belonged to different growth forms (21 crustose, 8 foliose and 1 fruticose) and are also growing on various substrata (corticolous-17 and saxicolous-13). Mangifera indica hosted the maximum number (12) while Pinus roxburghii did not host any lichen species in this area.
Keywords : Lichen flora, Surinsar-Mansar wildlife sanctuary, J&K.