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Hawksworth, D.L., 1983

A Key to the Lichen-forming, Parasitic, Parasymbiotic and Saprophytic Fungi occurring on Lichens in the British Isles

Reprinted from Lichenologist 15(1): 1-44, single-sided printing, so alternate pages are blank. A useful guide, but now (2004) rather outdated by the discovery of as many species again.

A useful review in British Wildlife (vol 15, No 3, Feb 2004, pp 192-199) gives an overview of more recent developments.

Publisher The British Lichen Society (BLS)
Pages 44
Coverage All the British species then known.
Illustrations Two pages of line and stipple drawings at the back.
Identify Under a Compound Microscope.
Specimen Prep. Microscope slides of spores/asci usually needed; staining with Melzer's Iodine for asci.
Difficulty Comparatively straightforward, if the lichen is identified.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

FUNGI S.S. (true fungi) Identification Current
ASCOMYCOTA Caval.-Sm. (spore shooters) Identification Current


also useful Hawksworth, D.L., 1979
Supplement Hawksworth, D.L., 2003
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