CeDoc de Biodiversitat Vegetal: BCN-Lich

Latest version published by CeDoc of Plant Biodiversity (CeDocBIV), Univ. Barcelona on 23 December 2021 CeDoc of Plant Biodiversity (CeDocBIV), Univ. Barcelona

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The lichen collection of the herbarium BCN is one of the most important on the Iberian Peninsula both because of its size and because of the geographic area that it covers. It contains roughly 22.000 specimens, mostly from Catalonia, and from the Mediterranean region in general. More than a hundred samples are type specimens. In 2007, the BCN herbarium accepted in trust the herbarium of Dr. Josep Mª Egea, professor of Botany at the University of Murcia. This collection contains more than 11,000 samples and it is stored separately from the general collection.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Guardia Rubies R; Hladun, N. & Molero, J. 2019: BCN Lich v2.0. Plant Biodiversity Resource Centre (CeDocBiV), University of Barcelona. Dataset/Occurrence.


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is CeDoc of Plant Biodiversity (CeDocBIV), Univ. Barcelona. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7f2889e6-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  CeDoc of Plant Biodiversity (CeDocBIV), Univ. Barcelona publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; lichens; mediterranean


Roser Guardia
  • Metadata Provider
  • Publisher
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
CeDocBiV Universitat de Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac, 2
08028 Barcelona
+34 93 403 70 19

Geographic Coverage

Mostly from Catalonia and southwest of Spain and from the Mediterranean region in general.

Bounding Coordinates South West [35.96, -7.295], North East [43.58, 3.076]

Taxonomic Coverage

Mainly Lecanora and Parmelia.

Genus Lecanora, Parmelia

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1856

Collection Data

Collection Name BCN-Lich
Collection Identifier BCN-Lich
Parent Collection Identifier BCN
Specimen preservation methods Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7f2889e6-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a