About Pictures of Tropical Lichens
Field guides with pictures of tropical lichens are rare although lichen
diversity is highest in the tropics. With this website we provide images of
many rarely depicted lichen taxa. This website is an initiative of
André Aptroot (main image contributor) and
Laurens Sparrius (web programming). This website contains 3915
photos of 2427
Adriano Spielmann, Alan Archer, André Aptroot, Cristine Donha, Diego F Simijaca Salcedo, Edier Soto Medina, Eimy Rivas Plata, Einar Timdal, Felix Schumm, G.P. Sinha, Gerhard Neuwirth, Harrie Sipman, Kok van Herk, Laurens Sparrius, Rick and Jean Seavey, Robert Lücking, Roger Rosentreter, Scott LaGreca, Simon Davey.
Photographs have been made from voucher specimens, or in the field from
lichen that have been collected and identified afterwards. Please send comments,
including suggested alternative identifications, to
Start as a co-worker of tropicallichens.net by creating an
account that enables you to upload image files manually. We are seeking
co-operation with other lichenologists, e.g. photos made during revision
work of entire genera. As most journals publish black and white photographs,
color pictures can be a valuable addition. If you have a substantial
collection of lichen images you would like to share, please contact André
Aptroot for further information on technical assistance and a quality check.
Lichen names used here are not necessarily those listed in Index
Fungorum and MycoBank. Some taxa are recently described and not yet listed. Taxa may be
listed under a different name or synonym.
This website uses Index Fungorum
webservices to look up current names or synonyms. Literature
references are derived from Recent Literature on Lichens.
Our SOAP web service
TropicalLichens.asmx can be used to retrieve a list of all images or to
search for pictures by name.
Pictures of Tropical Lichens is also a content provider for Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
All photographs on this website are copyrighted material. Please
contact the copyright holder indicated below the photo if you want to use
any material for commercial purposes. We provide image content on a
CC BY-SA-NC license.
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