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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

Administrative contact
Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-9740
Metadata author
Beryl Zhuang
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344
Originator
Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-9740

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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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Publisher
University of British Columbia
Administrative contact
Curtis Björk
Co-Curator of Lichens
University of British Columbia Herbarium
Administrative contact
Trevor Goward
Co-Curator of Lichens
University of British Columbia Herbarium
Custodian steward
Olivia Lee
Assistant Curator Bryophytes, Fungi & Lichens
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
Programmer
Beryl Zhuang
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344

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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Specimen Preservation method

Mounted