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Many lichens have a very broad distribution range, and some from subtropical Queensland are found on every continent except Antarctica. Web searches are therefore likely to turn up some very useful information. A few of the most useful are listed below:

  1. Photographs of Lichens
    Good photographs are one of the easiest ways to tell if the name you have found for a lichen is in the right taxonomic area. Searching the web will turn up many photographs of lichens.

    Some of the most useful sites for Subtropical Queensland, however, are:

    1. The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago hosts the site "Ticolichens" which includes photographs of some lichens from Costa Rica including a range of subtropical species: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/botany/botany_sites/ticolichen/index.html.
       
    2. Leif Stridval is a Swedish naturalist who has compiled a large collection (over 1600 pictures) of superb lichen photographs. It is found at http://www.stridvall.se/lichens/gallery/albums.php.
       
    3. Many lichens from subtropical Queensland also occur in northern New Zealand. There are some very good illustrations of lichens, mostly from near Auckland, at http://www.hiddenforest.co.nz/lichens/index.htm.
       

  2. Useful catalogues
    A catalogue of the lichens of Australia by state is maintained by Australian Biological Resources Study at http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/lichenlist/introduction.html.

    Index Fungorum provides information on the nomenclature and synonymy of all fungi, including lichens at http://www.indexfungorum.org.


  3. Useful keys
    A search of the web will turn up keys to lichens for various parts of the world. A good collection is available from the Berlin Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum and can be found at http://www.bgbm.fu-berlin.de/sipman/keys/.
     

 

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