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Lichen Herbarium Museum


Lichen Herbarium Museum


Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa is in collaboration with CSIR–National Botanical Research Institute (Lucknow) has initiated documentation on lichens of Andhra Pradesh state for the first time in the year 2009 and established a new lichen herbarium in the Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University (YVUH), Vemanapuram, Kadapa in YSR district. In this herbarium, around 6000 specimens are preserved collected from Eastern Ghats of India. The herbarium consists around 300 species belonging to 80 genera under 35 families. The present information will be helpful to know the status of lichen flora and its biodiversity in the state of Andhra Pradesh as well as to India.


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It will also provide information on lichens to future researchers of colleges, universities and other research organizations which are engaged in bio monitoring studies. The lichen herbarium is 5th largest in India.




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