- Nayaka S. & Debnath A.
- 603(3): 271–279
Cyphellostereum indicum, an interesting basidiolichen is described as a new species. The species was collected from
Arunachal Pradesh, an Indian state located within the Eastern Himalayas. The species is characterized by a terricolous
habitat, the cyanobacteria Rhizonema as the photobiont that is loosely wrapped by fungus hyphae, white to cream-coloured,
flabellate, solitary hymenophores, and thin-walled, smooth, simple, irregular to pip-shaped basidiospores 3.18–4.9 × 2.06–
2.9 μm. The phylogenetic analysis clearly shows its position in a separate branch within the genus Cyphellostereum making
it a species distinct from any previously reported species. Cyphellostereum indicum is the third basidiolichen reported from
Keywords: Asia, biodiversity hotspot, lichenized fungi, Lichenomphalinoideae, mycobiota.
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