International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 678

Full Length Research Paper

Diversity of lichens in Kollihills of Tamil Nadu, India

Shyam Kumar R.1, 4*, Thajuddin N.2 and Upreti D. K.3
  1Department of Biotechnology, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar, 626 001, India. 2Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Trichirapalli, 620 024, India. 3Lichenology Laboratory, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 226 001, India. 4Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Published: 28 February 2011



An enumeration of 48 species belonging to 23 genera and 12 families of lichens from Kollihills, Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu is provided. Species of the lichen generaHeterodermia, Parmotrema and Pertusaria dominates the area.


Key words: Lichens, Kollihills, Easternghats, India.