Journal of Applied and Natural Science 5 (2): 342-344 (2013)
First report on the occurrence of plasticolous lichens from Uttarakhand, India
Vineeta Jagtap, Manish Tripathi1 and Yogesh Joshi1*
G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi Katarmal, Almora-263643 (Uttarakhand), INDIA
1Lichenology Division, Department of Botany, S.S.J. Campus, Kumaun University, Almora-263601 (Uttarakhand), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : The paper documents the distribution of three species [Hyperphyscia adglutinata (Flörke) H.Mayrhofer and Poelt, Paromotrema austrosinense (Zahlbr.) Hale and Punctelia subrudecta (Zahlbr.) Hale] of lichens from 14 years old nylon nets collected from Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (G.B.P.I.H.E.D.) located in temperate region of Central Himalaya. These three species were previously reported as corticolous and saxicolous, but for the first time are reported as plasticolous.
Keywords : Himalaya, Lichens, Plasticolous, Uttarakhand.