Lichen publications

Lichens Project Area

Lichens are composite organisms comprising, in most cases, an Ascomycete fungus and a unicellular green alga. More than 3200 species are known to occur in Australia and its territories, representing about 400 genera in about 100 families. Lichens are especially diverse in tropical and temperate regions, that is, near the east coast from north Queensland to Tasmania. While species numbers are far smaller in semi-arid and arid parts of the country, their biomass in those regions is considerable and their biological significance profound. ABRS has published the first four lichen volumes of the Flora of Australia and maintains a comprehensive online checklist of Australian species.

Lichens contact: Dr P.McCarthy

Books

Flora of Australia 54 - Lichens - Introduction, Lecanorales 1

Flora of Australia Volume 54
Lichens—Introduction, Lecanorales 1

 
Flora of Australia 55 - Lichens - Lecanorales 2, Parmeliaceae

Flora of Australia Volume 55
Lichens—Lecanorales 2, Parmeliaceae

 
Flora of Australia 56A - Lichens 4

Flora of Australia Volume 56A
Lichens 4

 
Flora of Australia 57 - Lichens 5

Flora of Australia Volume 57
Lichens 5

 
Flora of Australia 58A - Lichens 3

Flora of Australia Volume 58A
Lichens 3

 
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 7 - Checklist of Australian Lichens and Allied Fungi

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 7
Checklist of Australian Lichens and Allied Fungi
OUT OF PRINT

 
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 9 - Lichens of rainforest in Tasmania and south-eastern Australia

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 9
Lichens of rainforest in Tasmania and south-eastern Australia
OUT OF PRINT

 
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 11 - Key to the Genera of Australian Lichens

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 11
Key to the Genera of Australia Lichens: Apothecial Crusts
OUT OF PRINT

 
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 15 - Identification, Distribution and Conservation Status, I. Parmeliaceae

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 15
Tasmanian Lichens: Identification, Distribution and Conservation Status
I. Parmeliaceae

OUT OF PRINT

 
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 19 - Catalogue of Australian Lichens

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 19
Catalogue of Australian Lichens

 
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 23 - Key to the Genera of Australian Macrolichens

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 23
Key to the Genera of Australian Macrolichens

 

Online publications

Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World second edition report

Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World 2nd edition