Check List 18(4): 773-777, doi: 10.15560/18.4.773
Pyrenula chlorospila (Nyl.) Arnold (Pyrenulaceae), a new addition to lichen biota of India
expand article infoSuparna Biswas, Rebecca Daimari, Pungbili Islary, Sanjeeva Nayaka§, Dalip Kumar Upreti§, Pranjit Kumar Sarma|
‡ Bodoland University, Assam, India§ CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India| Mangaldai College, Upahupara, India
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Climatic conditions and physical features of the Eastern Himalayan region encompasses a rich diversity of lichen biota. However, the region’s lichens are still far from extensively explored. Here, we study the genus Pyrenula Ach. from the Dhubri district of Assam in North-East India. Twelve species of Pyrenula have been recorded, of which one of the species, P. chlorospila (Nyl.) Arnold, is a newly reported from India. Morphotaxonomic comments on this species, emphasizing its distribution, are provided. 

New record, North-East India, taxonomy