Title

Current Status of Lichen Diversity in Iowa

Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

118

Issue

1

First Page

16

Last Page

23

Abstract

Compilation of available herbarium records, as well as additional collections, lead to an estimate of 6,108 identified lichen specimens collected in Iowa that are included in the Iowa Lichens Database. Approximately 35% of the Iowa lichen accessions were collected prior to 1960, while -65% were collected after 1960. These accessions correspond to 448 species reported for Iowa. Of these 448 species, 42 species of macrolichens appear to be rare or extirpated, based on the criterion of no collection records after 1960. Searches for one of these potentially rare or extirpated lichens, Lobaria pulmonaria, have, thus far, been unsuccessful, and the available evidence supports the conclusion that this lichen species is extirpated from Iowa.

Comments

This article is published as Colbert, James T. "Current status of lichen diversity in Iowa." Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS 118, no. 1 (2011): 16-23.

Copyright Owner

Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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