Ninety-one species of lichens and allied fungi new to Latvia with a list of additional records from Kurzeme

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The results of lichenological excursions of the 19th Symposium of Baltic Mycologists and Lichenologists (BMLS) in Latvia, Kurzeme region, 22–26 September 2014, are reported. A list of 290 species is presented, of which 238 are lichenized, 43 lichen-inhabiting, and nine saprotrophic fungi: ninety-one species are new to Latvia, twelve of which (Caloplaca duplicata, Cresporhaphis wienkampii, Ellisembia lichenicola, Gallowayella weberi, Gregorella humida, Lichenochora weillii, Parmelia serrana, Polycauliona phlogina, Reconditella physconiarum, Stictis brunnescens, Thelocarpon superellum, and Verrucaria tectorum) are also new for the Baltic States. Athallia alnetorum is reported here for the first time in northern Europe. The presence of Ochrolechia androgyna s. str., Athallia holocarpa and A. pyracea is confirmed for Latvia, and Parmelia submontana is reported as a new host for Homostegia piggotii.


  • Jurga Motiejunaite
  • Sergei V. Chesnokov
  • Pawel Czarnota
  • Ludmila V. Gagarina
  • Ivan Frolov
  • Dmitry Himelbrant
  • Ludmila A. Konoreva
  • Dariusz Kubiak
  • Martin Kukwa
  • Rolands Moisejevs
  • Irina Stepanchikova
  • Ave Suija
  • Gulnara Tagirdzhanova
  • Arne Thell
  • Andrei Tsurykau
External organisations
  • State Scientific Institute Nature Research Centre
  • Komarov Botanical Institute, Sankt Petersburg
  • University of Rzeszów
  • Ural Federal University
  • Saint Petersburg State University
  • University of Warmia and Mazury
  • University of Gdansk
  • Daugavpils University
  • University of Tartu
  • Francisk Skorina Gomel State University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Biological Sciences

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  • Lichenized fungi, lichenicolous fungi, biodiversity, protected areas, Kurland, Baltic region
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-163
Number of pages21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch