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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2005

Lichens of the garden of the Institute for Nature Study, National Science Museum, Shiroganedai, Tokyo

Thor G, Kashiwadani H, Moon KH


Fieldwork in The Garden of the Institute for Nature Study, Shiroganedai, Tokyo was carried out on May 18 1999. A total of 21 lichen species were collected, including one foliose species (Physciella melanchra) and 20 crustose species. This indicates a rich lichen flora, in spite of the garden being located in western Tokyo. The majority of the Institute for Nature Study is covered by oldgrowth, evergreen deciduous forest. Bacidina chloroticula is reported as new to Japan. Six species are undetermined and denoted only to genus. Short morphological descriptions based on the collected material are provided, as well as notes on distribution, habitat and other characteristics


Bacidina chloroticula; flora; Japan; lichens

Published in

Shokubutsu kenkyū zasshi
2005, Volume: 80, number: 2, pages: 76-83

    SLU Authors

    • Thor, Göran

      • Department of Conservation Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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