Lichen diversity in Sillery Gaon, Kalimpong, WB, India

Snigdha Majumder, S. N. Sinha


Lichen is the excellent example of symbiotic association. They occur in all possible environment of the world. An enumeration of 10 epiphytic species, belonging to 7 genera and 3 families from Sillery Gaon, Kalimpong of West Bengal is presented in this study. Out of the total 10 species recorded, the foliose growth forms of lichen dominated with 6 species, followed by 3 fruticose and 1 crustose species. No previous report is there from the present study site. Since this is the first time study of lichens from Sillery Gaon, there is a plenty scope for further studies. This present study will help to understand the lichen diversity better and provide the correct status of the biodiversity of west Bengal.

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