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Lichens in Switzerland

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Switzerland offers lichens a wide variety of habitats and substrates in a relatively small area. Differences in geology, climate and management make the landscape heterogeneous and thus the lichen flora diversified. To date, 1777 lichen species are recorded in the Swiss lichen catalogue, but more are discovered every year.


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Here you will find information on the distribution, ecology and endangerment of Swiss lichen species



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