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University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Lichen Collection

Description

With 40,000 lichen specimens catalogued to date, the UBC Herbarium houses one of the largest lichen collections in western North America. We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. The collection is also strong in Calicioids as well as in other microlichen groups characteristic of oldgrowth forests. Taken as a whole, the collection is very strong on epiphytic lichens, and rather strong on terricolous lichens, especially macrolichens.

Temporal coverages

Formation period: early 1900s-present

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Olivia Lee
Manager of Bryophyhte, Fungi and Lichen Collections
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344
Metadata author
Beryl Zhuang
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344
Administrative contact
Olivia Lee
Manager of Bryophyhte, Fungi and Lichen Collections
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344

doi:10.5886/8hh3tyfd

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University of British Columbia

Publication Date

Feb 15, 2016

Registration Date

Aug 20, 2014

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Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

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We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. T… more

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Programmer
Beryl Zhuang
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344
Principal investigator
Jeannette Whitton
Director & Curator, Vascular Plants
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Custodian steward
Olivia Lee
Manager of Bryophyhte, Fungi and Lichen Collections
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada 604-822-3344
Administrative contact
Trevor Goward
Co-Curator of Lichens
University of British Columbia Herbarium
Administrative contact
Curtis Björk
Co-Curator of Lichens
University of British Columbia Herbarium
Publisher
University of British Columbia

Taxonomic Coverage

We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. The collection is also strong in Calicioids as well as in other microlichen groups characteristic of oldgrowth forests. Taken as a whole, the collection is very strong on epiphytic lichens, and rather strong on terricolous lichens, especially macrolichens.

KINGDOM
Lichen (Lichen)

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Collection name

University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Lichen Collection

Collection Identifier

UBC

Parent Collection Identifier

UBC

Specimen Preservation method

Mounted