Eleven new records of lichens to the state of Kerala, India

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Sonia Anna Zachariah
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3048-8575
Sanjeeva Nayaka
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6541-2362
Siljo Joseph
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8027-7936
Pooja Gupta
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9462-9197
Scaria Kadookunnel Varghese
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6294-220X

Abstract

Abstract:The present paper deals with new records of lichen species from the state of Kerala, India. The study was conducted as part of the exploration of lichen mycota from the croplands and forests of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. Field study and collection of specimens were conducted during the period 2017-2019. Specimens were identified using standard procedures, keys and literature followed by preservation and deposition in the recognized herbaria of the country (LWG and RHK). Eleven species of lichens, Cladonia praetermissa A.W. Archer, Collema japonicum (Müll. Arg.) Hue, Heterodermia hypochraea (Vain.) Swinscow & Krog, Leptogium coralloideum (Meyen & Flot.) Vain., Pannaria emodii P.M. Jørg., Phyllopsora chlorophaea (Müll. Arg.) Zahlbr., Phyllopsora parvifolia var. subgranulosa (Tuck.) Müll. Arg., Physcia dilatata Nyl., Physcia dubia (Hoffm.) Lettau, Physcia sorediosa (Vain.) Lynge, and Pseudocyphellaria clathrata (De Not.) Malme are being reported for the first time from Kerala.  These are enumerated along with their present distribution. This study further enriches the lichen diversity of the state.

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Zachariah, S.A., Nayaka, S., Joseph, S., Gupta, P. and Varghese, S.K. 2020. Eleven new records of lichens to the state of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 10 (Jul. 2020), 16402–16406. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5475.12.10.16402-16406.
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Sonia Anna Zachariah, Department of Botany, Mar Thoma College, Kuttapuzha P.O., Tiruvalla, Kerala 689103, India.

Assistant Professor

Department of Botany

Mar Thoma College

Kuttapuzha P.O

Tiruvalla- 689103, Kerala, India

soniaanna4u@gmail.com

Sanjeeva Nayaka, Lichenology Laboratory, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India.

Sr. Principal Scientist & Professor (Acsir)

Lichenology Laboratory

Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division

CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute (Govt. of India)

Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow- 226001, U.P., India

Siljo Joseph, Lichenology Laboratory, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India.

INSA- DST Inspire Faculty

Lichenology Laboratory

Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division

CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute (Govt. of India)

Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow- 226001, U.P., India

siljokl@gmail.com

Pooja Gupta, Lichenology Laboratory, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India.

Project Assistant

Lichenology Laboratory

Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division

CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute (Govt. of India)

Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow- 226001, U.P., India

poojaguptafri09@gmail.com

Scaria Kadookunnel Varghese, Department of Botany, SB College, Changanacherry, Kottayam, Kerala 686101, India.

Associate Professor

Department of Botany

SB College

Changanacherry, Kottayam- 686101

Kerala, India

scaria.varghese@rediffmail.com

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