Ursula Suppan; Johannes Prügger; Helmut Mayrhofer:

Catalogue of the lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Slovenia

2000. 215 pages, 1 figure, 14x22cm, 430 g
Language: English

(Bibliotheca Lichenologica, Band 76)

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Synopsis top ↑

The annotated catalogue of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Slovenia is based on a comprehensive compilation of literature data. The currently known flora is composed of 860 taxa that includes 787 species of lichenized fungi with 22 varieties, 9 subspecies, 2 forms and 40 lichenicolous fungi (39 species and 1 variety). 30 records remain dubious. 24 non-lichenized species, which are traditionally included in the lichenological literature are mentioned. For each taxon references are listed according to the phytogeographical regions and known substrates are provided.

The Alpine phytogeographical region is the part of the country with the highest number of known taxa (602) followed by the Dinaric region (532).

Rev.:Bibliography of Systematic Mycology (BSM) and Index of Fungi (IF) top ↑

This catalogue is the first checklist to be compiled within the 'OPTIMA Commission for Lichens' project and is based on an extensive literature survey. The introduction provides some background to the study, details of the six phytogeographical regions of the area (alpine, pre-alpine, dinaric, predinaric, sub-mediterranean and sub-pannonic), a brief history of lichenology in Slovenia (beginning in 1772) and explanation of the catalogue's arrangement.

The catalogue itself is derived from over 12,000 records, covering 860 taxa, of which 820 are lichenized fungi (787 species, nine subspecies, 22 varieties and two forms) and 40 lichenicolous fungi (39 species and one variety); 30 of these records (29 for lichens, one for lichenicolous fungi) are dubious. A further 24 non-lichenized species, traditionally included in the lichenological literature, are also appended. The catalogue itself is separated into the three sections: Lichens, Lichenicolous fungi and Non-lichenized fungi, and arranged therein alphabetically by genus and species epithet. The literature citations for each taxon are organised chronologically under the phytogeographical codes, followed by a note (in brackets) of the taxon name as recorded there, if different from the accepted name, thus effectively providing a synonymy. Substratum data (abbreviated to a six character code derived from genus and species name for plant substrata only) follows, and a note field provided as required. There follows some 15 pages of source literature.

Finally, the work is served by two indexes: an alphabetical list of infrageneric epithets, again separated into the three categories (lichens, lichenicolous and non-lichenized) and arranged therein under generic headings, and an alphabetical list of lichenized fungi for each of the six phytogeographical regions. The former is thus effectively only a contracted form of the catalogue, and provides little advantage in terms of access to the data other than cross-references to accepted names. However, the physical limitations of these can be overcome by interrogating the database at (which also provides a useful link to ItaLic, the Information System of Italian Lichens)

K. Hudson

Bibliography of Systematic Mycology (BSM) and Index of Fungi (IF)

Contents top ↑

Summary 6
Introduction 7
A brief history of lichenology in Slovenia 9
Methods and arrangement of the catalogue 10
Acknowledgments 13
Catalogue 14
Lichenized Fungi 14
Dubious taxa and records not listed within the genera 151
Lichenicolous fungi 152
Non lichenized fungi traditionally included in the lichenological
literature 159
Literature 163
Alphabetical list of infrageneric epithets 178
Alphabetical lists of lichenized fungi for the six phytogeographical
regions 200