Flora of Australia Volume 54—Lichens—Introduction, Lecanorales 1
This is the first of up to 10 volumes on the lichens, found as growths on bark, rock and soil in virtually all habitats. These frequently overlooked plants are often the first colonisers of bare areas, but are also found in profusion in mature communities.
Species of lichens in this volume occur in alpine to subalpine regions (e.g. some Psoroma spp.), on leaves, bark of rainforest trees or on bark of mangroves (e.g. some Coccocarpia spp.), in dry sclerophyll forests (e.g. some Hypogymnia spp.), or even on anthills or termite mounds (Thysanothecium hookeri).
Volume 54 contains the introductory chapters and the first part of the Lecanorales. The introductory chapters provide a comprehensive introduction to lichen structure, chemistry, ecology, history and classification, while the descriptive section contains a key to genera of Australian lichens, and keys and descriptions of the first nine families of the Lecanorales (to species level).
This volume covers nine families, 28 genera and 230 species. Fourteen new taxa are described, as well as many new combinations and lectotypifications.
About this book
Flora of Australia
ISBN-10: 0 644 24061 X
ISBN-13: 978 0 644 24061 1
ISBN-10: 0 644 24970 6
ISBN-13: 978 0 644 24970 6
250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages
viii + 349 pages
supplementary glossary, index
65 colour plates
36 black and white plates
This book is available from bookshops which stock botanical titles or CSIRO Publishing