Book ID: 101257
Lichens of Ireland. An Illustrated Introduction to over 250 Species. 2011. col. photogr. 154 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
Lichen identification is a challenging activity requiring an accurate understanding of lichen anatomy and biology and the associated terminology. Part I of the book describes with accurate line drawings the essential features of lichen anatomy. This is followed with guidelines on how to equip oneself for a comfortable and rewarding outing, maintaining a field notebook, collecting specimens and dissecting them for identification. Finally Irelands habitats are classified and described with the new lichenologist in mind. Part II describes in pictures and brief accurate text over 200 lichens found specifically in Irelands landscape. Each description includes a distribution map, appropriate spot test results, spore size and notes on the habitat/substrate that the lichen is most likely to occupy.