First Report of Genus Parmeliella Müll. (Peltigerales; Lecanoromycetes; Ascomycota) from Pakistan


  • Qudsia Firdous University of the Punjab
  • Arslan Ali 2International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, University Road, Karachi-75270, Pakistan.
  • Abdul Nasir Khalid Institute of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan.


When studying lichens in Pakistan, we came across a crustose species with small to moderate squamulose on a thin blackish hypothallus with a dry, rough, gray-brown to the black upper surface. The standard chemical tests integrated with conventional to modern taxonomic tools were used to name the specimen. Consequently, with minor differences in the morphology, and no difference in nucleotides, the lichen species was baptized Parmeliella thriptophylla (Ach.) Müll. Arg. The descriptive taxonomy and n-ITS-based phylogeny of this species with its habitus are presented in this study. No previous record of this species, genus, or family was found in Pakistan.

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Firdous, Q., Arslan Ali, & Abdul Nasir Khalid. (2022). First Report of Genus Parmeliella Müll. (Peltigerales; Lecanoromycetes; Ascomycota) from Pakistan. International Journal of Innovations in Science & Technology, 4(2), 450–458. Retrieved from