The Lichens of Greece

Οι Λειχήνες της Ελλάδας

This website aims to make the existing information on Greek lichens and lichenicolous fungi more readily available. At present, the site is small, plain and simple, but it can be extended and improved if there is enough demand.

Most information is provided as downloadable pdf files. Doing it that way minimises work for me, as I already have the information in that form. The pdf files are updated regularly, usually at least once a year. (The most recent update was on 3 April 2016.) Other formats are possible, and can be provided if there is enough demand.

Keys to species are included in the Flora section. I can make the keys interactive, if there is enough demand.

At present there are no photographs, as photography has not been one of my own priorities. However, if you have photos of Greek lichens that you would like to appear here, please contact me. (Photos should be of good quality, and any species shown should be reliably determined.) There already exist several websites with good photos of lichens, and you can find them via a search engine. One such site has many photos of lichen species that occur in the Aegean

All suggestions for improvement or extension of this site will be gratefully received.

All pages should display correctly on any modern browser, i.e. one that understands HTML5. If a page does not display properly on such a browser please let me know. However, I am not willing to expend a lot of energy trying to support obsolete browsers.

I am indebted to Professor Alkis Raftis for his suggestion that I put my data on Greek lichens online. Coming from such an eminent person, that "suggestion" felt like a command, and I duly complied. Without that push from him, this website would not have appeared.