The Lichens of Greece

Οι Λειχήνες της Ελλάδας

This website aims to make the existing information on Greek lichens and lichenicolous fungi more readily available. At present, the site is small, plain and simple, but it can be enhanced if there is enough demand.

Most information is provided as downloadable pdf files. Those files are updated regularly. The most recent update was on 12 November 2018.

Included are: (1) a summary checklist of the lichens of Greece; (2) summary statistics, showing the number of species recorded for each province, nomos and island within Greece; (3) a draft Lichen Flora of Greece, including keys to species; (4) an Atlas of Greek Lichens, with distribution maps and basic ecological data for all species; (5) a lot of information on lichen nomenclature, covering all species, not just Greek ones; serious workers will find it a useful supplement to Index Fungorum. All of these include lichenicolous fungi too.

At present there are no photographs, but other websites have good photos of lichens, and you can find them via a search engine. One such site has many photos of lichen species that occur in the Aegean , many of which are widely distributed in Greece.

Before contacting me about any problems, please ensure that you are using the latest version of the file concerned. Those who make regular use of the material here are advised to take an updated copy of everything from time to time.

I am indebted to Professor Alkis Raftis for his suggestion that I put my data on Greek lichens online. Without that push from him, this website would not have appeared.