Lichens of Gomera (Flechten Gomeras)


Lichen Photosessions 2018 2019  Between 1999 and 2019 I have visited La Gomera for eighteen times in order to photograph, to collect and to identify lichens. This results in ca. 1500 collections (capsules).
Most of them are deposited in the Natural History Museum in Stuttgart (STU) - with the exception of those from 2018 and 2019.
The latter are presented here gradually.
I usually present several photos of a species in order to show its variability.
The numbers in parentheses are my (provisional) herbar numbers. If there is a date instead of a herbarium number (for example, 180530), then there exists a photo only.
The collection from 2018/19 will be deposited in the herbarium of the University of Tenerife.
  Photos with an * were made in La Gomera.
More (earlier) lichen photos of La Gomera can be seen in my Lichen Gallery.

I am grateful to A. Aptroot, Th. Lumbsch, H. Sipman and V. Wirth, who gave me tips for the identication of some samples.
Thanks also to B. Mattonet  for preparing sections and slides.
Copyright: Ulrich Kirschbaum  

Recent edition: March 2021

(Proposals for corrections are desired).