The Lichenologist

Research Article

A first checklist of parmelioid and similar lichens in Europe and some adjacent territories, adopting revised generic circumscriptions and with indications of species distributions

David L. HAWKSWORTHa1a2, Oscar BLANCOa1, Pradeep K. DIVAKARa1, Teuvo AHTIa3 and Ana CRESPOa1

a1 Departamento de Biología Vegetal II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal, Ciudad Universitaria, ES-28040 Madrid, Spain

a2 Department of Botany, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK

a3 Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 7, FI-00014 Helsinki University, Finland


After a discussion of changing generic concepts in the parmelioid lichens, a checklist with the current species placements is presented. Twenty-five genera and 143 species are accepted for Europe, of which 17 genera and 112 species belong to the monophyletic parmelioid clade. The individual countries from which species are reported are provided, along with references to key publications. Synonyms used at species rank in Europe are cross-referenced, and the dates of publication of all names are provided. One new combination is made: Xanthoparmelia pulvinaris (syn. Parmelia pulvinaris, X. pseudohungarica).

(Accepted October 24 2007)