Vol. 75 No. 2 (2020)
Articles

A taxonomic and phylogenetic study of some Lecidella species from Pakistan

Rizwana Zulfiqar
Fungal Biology and Systematics Lab, Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, 54590, Pakistan
Kamran Habib
Fungal Biology and Systematics Lab, Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, 54590, Pakistan
Memoona Khan
Fungal Biology and Systematics Lab, Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, 54590, Pakistan
Abdul Nasir Khalid
Fungal Biology and Systematics Lab, Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, 54590, Pakistan
Published November 18, 2020
Keywords
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
  • Lecanoraceae,
  • Lecidella,
  • phylogeny,
  • Pakistan
How to Cite
Zulfiqar, R., Habib, K., Khan, M., & Khalid, A. N. (2020). A taxonomic and phylogenetic study of some Lecidella species from Pakistan. Webbia, 75(2), 219-230. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-9581

Abstract

In this study, a number of species of the genus Lecidella were collected from different areas of Pakistan and characterized using morpho-anatomical and molecular techniques. The present work revealed that collected specimens belong to four species of Lecidella. Among which L. tumidula is a new record for Pakistan while L. carpathica, L. patavina and L. stigmatea are being reported here from new localities, from Pakistan, representing their wider distribution. Complete morpho-anatomical descriptions, ecology and distribution, along with ITS-based molecular analysis is provided.