New records of Lobaria amplissima (Lobariaceae, Ascomycota) in Poland

Anna Zalewska, Adam Bohdan


The current knowledge on the occurrence of Lobaria amplissima, a very rare old-growth forest lichen in Poland, is discussed. Both previous and new localities are presented. The Białowieża Forest, from which L. amplissima is reported, is a refuge site of L. amplissima in the lowland forests of Central Europe. The most important data on the ecology and the general distribution of the species are given. Diagnostic characters related to the morphology, anatomy and chemistry of L. amplissima differentiating it from similar species are described.


lichenized fungi; ancient forest species; new records; Białowieża Forest

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