Journal of Applied and Natural Science 5 (2): 375-377 (2013)
Byssoloma subdiscordans (Nyl.) P. James: Distributional range and its habitat preference in Indian subcontinent
Y. Joshi* and M. Tripathi
Lichenology Division, Department of Botany, S.S.J. Campus, Kumaun University, Almora-263601 (Uttarakhand), INDIA
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Abstract : The present paper deals with the new distributional record of Byssoloma subdiscordans for Western Himalayan lichen flora and a new habitat record for Indian subcontinent. A note on its brief taxonomic description, distribution, ecology and occurrence in India is also provided. Previously the species was reported as corticolous and foliicolous from tropical and montane regions of India, viz. Eastern Himalaya and Western Ghats, but this is for the first time that authors have reported it as saxicolous in temperate regions of Western Himalaya, thus extending its habitat preference along with distributional range within Indian subcontinent.
Keywords : Byssoloma, Foliicolous, Indian subcontinent, Kumaun Himalaya, Lichenized fungi, New record, Saxicolous.