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Article – Journal of Natural Products and Resources

Journal of Natural Products and Resources, Volume 3,Issue 2,2017 Pages 141-143

A Report on Some Lichens New to Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Sumit Kumar Pathak*, Jyoti Kumar

The present work describes the occurrence of five lichen species from Ranchi, Jharkhand for the first time. The species belong to four families (Caliciaceae, Parmeliaceae, Teloschistaceae, Chrysotrichaceae) and represents four growth forms of lichens found growing on rock and trees. These species are Dirinaria consimilis, Parmotrema reticulatum, Caloplaca cinnabarina, Chrysothrix candelaris and Parmoterma tictorum. Brief morpho-taxonomic details of all the five species have been dealt with their ecology and distribution.

Keywords: Lichens; Ranchi; Ecology;