Lichens in Switzerland

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.


Swiss Association of Bryology and Lichenology - Bryolich

Bryolich was founded in 1956 and is the editor of the biannual journal Meylania. Every year, excursions, evenings for lichen determination and workshops are organised for members of the association.

Link to the Bryolich website


Lichen Paths

Lichen Path Basadingen

On an approximately one kilometre long circular trail you can learn interesting facts about lichens in the Basadinger Forest.

Link to the website of the lichen path


Lichen Hiking Trail

In the Grimsel area at an altitude of over 2000 metres, there is a hiking trail that leads past many lichen-rich sites and finally ends at the Bächlitalhütte of the SAC (Swiss Alpine Club).