BLS Rare and Threatened Lichen Recor…

Occurrence dataset published by British Lichen Society

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Full Title

BLS Rare and Threatened Lichen Records: England


A collation of the available records for rare and threatened lichens and lichenicolous fungi in England from 1700 to 2011, for purposes of conservation, future monitoring and research. Habitat and substrate information is included where available. Species are included if they are nationally rare or scarce, or have a conservation status other than least concern, data deficient or not evaluated.


To collate data on lichen distribution, changes over time and the conservation value of particular sites.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1690 - Dec 31, 2013

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British Lichen Society Royal Botanic Garden, 20A Inverleith Row EH3 5LR Edinburgh United Kingdom
Metadata author
British Lichen Society Royal Botanic Garden, 20A Inverleith Row EH3 5LR Edinburgh United Kingdom
Administrative contact
Dr Janet Simkin


Published by

British Lichen Society

Publication Date

May 5, 2017

Registration Date

Jan 16, 2012

Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

Served by

NBN Atlas


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Metadata Documents

29,729 Georeferenced data

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Quality control

The data should not be regarded as having comprehensive geographic or taxonomic coverage. The absence of a record does not necessarily indicate absence of the lichen. The data should therefore be checked against original sources before use in contentious circumstances, and specialist advice sought where appropriate.

Method Steps

  1. The dataset has been compiled from field and herbarium records, and verified by specialist review.