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Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS

Hansen, Curtis [1].

Lichens of the Talladega National Forest, Alabama, U.S.A.

OVER 600 records of lichens collected in the Talladega Division of the Talladega National Forest and Cheaha State Park, Alabama, were compiled into a checklist. Reports were culled from published literature, herbarium records and personal collections. After eliminating duplications and misidentifications there remain over 220 unique lichens species within this diverse extension of the Appalachian Mountain chain. This region straddles the ‘Valley & Ridge’ and ‘Piedmont Upland’ physiographic provinces in Alabama and includes several diverse underlying substrates such as limestone, chert, shale, dolomite, and mica-schist. These substrates, combined with a humid temperate to subtropical climate, support great lichen diversity. While much remains to be discovered about the lichen flora of Alabama it is hoped that regional compilations such as this might spark renewed interest and research into the rich lichen flora of this state.


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1 - Auburn University, Department of Biological Sciences, 101 Life Sciences Building, Auburn, Alabama, 36849-5407, USA

Keywords:
Alabama lichens
Talladega National Forest
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Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: 48-6
Location: Auditorium/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
Time: 12:30 PM
Abstract ID:493


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