Lichen-forming fungi from Rilomanadtirska Gora Reserve, Rila Mts (Bulgaria)

  • Dimitar Stoykov Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosysrem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Gagarin Str., 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria
Keywords: Bulgaria, Lichen-forming fungi, protected area, Rilimanastirska Gora


Forty nine species are added to enrich the known lichen diversity within the Rilomanastirska Gora Reserve as a result of field and laboratory studies. Among them, Pertusaria amara and Opegrapha rufescens are new records for Rila Mts. Two species (Sticta sylvatica and Lobaria pulmonaria) are of conservation value. Data on some rarely recorded species in Bulgaria are briefly discussed.

Plant Sciences