The Lichenologist

Research Article

The Macrolichens of Tasmanian Rainforest: Key and Notes

G. Kantvilasa1 and P. W. Jamesa2

a1 Department of Botany, University of Tasmania, P.O. Box 252C, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001

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


An identification key to 128 macrolichen species from Tasmanian rainforest is presented. Additional data on the flora are also included. Five new species, Menegazzia caesiopruinosa P. James, M. confusa P. James, M. inactiva P. James & Kantvilas, M. minuta P. James & Kantvilas and M. subbullata P. James & Kantvilas, are described, and the new combination Leioderma amphibolum (Knight) P. M. Jørgensen & D. Galloway is made.

(Accepted January 27 1986)


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