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Keys, Checklists, and Literature
Recommended Books
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Keys, Checklists, and Literature

Recommended Books

  • Lichens of North America by Irwin Brodo, Sylvia and Stephen Sharnoff is now available. This is the first accessible and authoritative guidebook to lichens of the North American continent. There are beautiful color photographs, descriptions, distribution maps and keys for identifying the most common, conspicuous, or ecologically significant species. The book focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose and crustose lichens and presents information on another 700 species in keys or notes. The comprehensive introduction discusses the biology, structure, uses and ecological significance of lichens.
  • The Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, All three Volumes are completed. They include southern California and are useful for surrounding dryish habitats.
  • Mini Guide to some Common California Lichens and Mini Guide to some Southern California Lichens, photography by Richard Doell and text by Janet Doell. The mini guides measure 3 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ and fit neatly into pocket or backpack. They are designed as an introduction to lichens for anyone interested in the natural world. Each of the color photos of California lichens is accompanied by a descriptive text. The introduction tells what lichens are and describes the three groups into which they are roughly divided. The books do not deal with chemistry or microscopic characters other than those that can be seen with a hand lens.
  • Understanding lichens. 1999. by Baron, George. RP [Richmond Publishing Co.], Box 963, Slough SL2 3RS, UK (rpc@richmond.co.uk). iv, 92 pp., ill. (some col.), ISBN 085546-252-3 (PB), £9.95, £0.70 postage U.K., £1.00 foreign. [Contents: intro; 4 col. pls.; what is a lichen?; thallus; growth forms; repro., dispersal; physiol.; lichens and their environ.; amateur study; uses; class.; biblio.; index. A handy, nicely written introductory guide, w/ 49 B&W figs., 4 col. pls. w/ 24 figs. for 24 common spp.] noticed by Rudi Schmid
  • The Lichens of British Columbia – Illustrated Keys: Part 1 – Foliose and Squamulose Species Dowloadable PDF files
  • The Lichens of British Columbia – Illustrated Keys: Part 2 – Fruticose Species Dowloadable PDF files

Institutions, Organizations, and Individuals

Learning Materials

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Albert Herre (1927)

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