The first lichenological survey in Koryakia (Northern Kamchatka, Russia) - the last unexplored part of Beringia

D. E. Himelbrant, I. S. Stepanchikova, T. Ahti, V. Yu Neshataeva

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The first lichenological inventory in Koryakia has resulted in the list of 315 species reported from Parapolsky Dale, within and in vicinities of the Koryak State Reserve. Altogether 46 species are published from the Kamchatka Territory for the first time, including Lecanographa grumulosa new to Russia, East Asia and Beringia; Cercidospora trypetheliza, Lecania dubitans, Pertusaria borealis, Piccolia ochrophora, Protoparmelia cupreobadia, Rimularia badioatra and Strangospora moriformis new to Russian Far East; Abrothallus bertianus, Cladonia strepsilis, Physciella melanchra, Rimularia badioatra, Sclerococcum parasiticum, Sphinctrina leucopoda and Strangospora moriformis new to Beringia. The lichen diversity of the study area is relatively poor due to natural reasons. Comparison with neighboring regions (Kamchatka Peninsula, Chukotka, Magadan Region, Yakutia and Alaska) shows that the lichen flora of Parapolsky Dale contains almost no specific species. The majority of the species recorded here are also known from neighboring regions, especially Alaska and Kamchatka Peninsula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-142
Number of pages36
JournalNovosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


  • Beringia
  • Kamchatka
  • Koryak State Reserve
  • Koryakia
  • Lichen flora
  • New records
  • Берингия
  • Камчатка
  • Корякия
  • Корякский государ- ственный заповедник
  • Лихенофлора
  • Новые находки

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