Species Diversity of Lichens in Bhoranj Block of Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh

Author(s): Hem Chander, Ankita Sharma, Priyanka and Varsha Katoch

During the present study sixty six specimens of lichens were collected from Bhoranj block of Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh. A total of twelve species of lichens belonging six genera and four families were recorded. All the species were identified on the basis of morphological and anatomical investigation. The ecological species diversity (α, β and γ diversity) of twelve species was calculated. Physcia dubia is most common species. All the taxa were deposited in CPUH (The Herbarium, Department of Biosciences, Career Point University, Hamirpur).


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