Lichens of Madeira (Flechten Madeiras)

Recent edition: February 2020

(Proposals for corrections are desired).


  Madeira Wanderungen 2018a Between 1985 and 2018 I have visited Madeira for seventeen times in order to photograph, to collect and to identify lichens (about 200 full day hiking tours - often with tent and backpack). This results in ca. 3500 collections (capsules).
Most of them are deposited in the Natural History Museum in Stuttgart (STU) - with the exception of those from 2018. The latter are presented here.
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 has been deposited in the herbarium of the Botanical Garden in Funchal now..

Madeira 2018 Photos with an * were made in Madeira in 2018, using the stacking method.

Thanks to Franz Berger, who gave me valuable hints concerning rich lichen locations in Madeira.
Furthermore I am grateful to A. Aptroot, O. Breuss, R. Cezanne, M. Eichler, H. Mayrhofer and H. Sipman, who gave me tips for the identication of some samples.
Thanks also to B. Mattonet  for preparing sections and slides.

More (earlier) lichen photos of Madeira can be seen in my Lichen

Copyright: Ulrich Kirschbaum