University of British Columbia Herbarium - Lichen (UBC-Lichen)

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.

Manager of Bryophyhte, Fungi and Lichen: Karen Golinski, Karen.Golinski@ubc.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
UBCLichen-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of British Columbia
Cite this collection:
University of British Columbia Herbarium - Lichen. Occurrence dataset (ID: 1f672a55-10c8-4201-8b4e-18207e6d8875) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 244 specimen records
  • 126 (52%) georeferenced
  • 1 (0.41%) with images (1 total images)
  • 152 (62%) identified to species
  • 28 families
  • 52 genera
  • 85 species
  • 86 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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