Australian Biological Resources Study
Updated 27 February 2015
J.A. Elix, A Catalogue of Standardized Chromatographic Data and Biosynthetic Relationships for Lichen Substances. Third Edition. Published by the author, Canberra (2014). Download pdf — 2 MB
The lichen flora of Australia and its island territories includes 3757 species and infra-specific taxa in 505 genera; 1348 taxa [36%] are thought to be endemic. The six States, together with the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, have 3552 taxa; 1267 [36%] are endemic. Australian oceanic islands in the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans support 595 taxa; 68 [11%] are endemic.
This checklist has links to more than 2000 illustrations, mostly colour photographs by Bill Malcolm, Alan Archer, Jack Elix and Neil McCracken, photographs and line-art by Pat McCarthy, and habit and anatomical photographs by Armin Mangold. Click on the camera icons or hyperlinks to view the images. In addition, there are links to about 2200 taxon descriptions, many with distribution maps. The checklist also contains 3103 nomenclatural and taxonomic synonyms and names that have been misapplied to Australian specimens.
Names added or updated in 2015 are in green
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT||459||6|
|Lord Howe Island||LHI||190||21|
|New South Wales||NSW||1642||122|
* Accepted name based on an Australian type specimen
[*] Taxonomic synonym based on an Australian type specimen
McCarthy, P.M. (2015), Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories.
Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Version 27 February 2015.
I am especially grateful to the late Lyn Jessup for preparing the keys for online delivery, redesigning the site and teaching me how to maintain it. I also thank Alan Archer, Louise Biggs, Alan Bolin, Ian Cresswell, Rex Croft, Judith Curnow, Richard Droker, Jack Elix, Andreas Frisch, Christy Geromboux, Cécile Gueidan, Robert Ingram, Gintaras Kantvilas, Paul Kirk, Brigitte Kuchlmayr, Naomi Lawrence, Robyn Lawrence, Simone Louwhoff, Thorsten Lumbsch, Bill Malcolm, Armin Mangold, Tom May, Helmut Mayrhofer, Neil McCracken, Roland Moberg, Paul Murray, Dag Øvstedal, Laurens Sparrius, Val Stajsic, Alice Wells and Greg Whitbread.
Patrick M. McCarthy
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