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ISRN Biodiversity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 124020, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/124020
Research Article

Diversity of Macrolichens in Bolampatti II Forest Range (Siruvani Hills), Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India

1Department of Botany, Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, Vyasarpadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 039, India
2Lichen Ecology and Bioprospecting Laboratory, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation III Cross Street, Taramani Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 113, India

Received 26 June 2013; Accepted 4 August 2013

Academic Editors: A. R. Atangana and R. Rico-Martinez

Copyright © 2013 P. Balaji and G. N. Hariharan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

An annotated checklist of 103 macrolichen species is provided based on identification of specimens collected from three different vegetation types within the Bolampatti II forest range, Western Ghats, India. Among them, the dominant order is Lecanorales with 47 species, while the dominant family is Parmeliaceae with 40 species. The foremost genus is Usnea with 15 species.