The lichens of Maly Island (Peninsaari) in the Gulf of Finland (Leningrad Region)

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A lichen checklist for Maly Island (Leningrad Region, Russia) comprises 160 species, including 150 lichens, 9 lichenicolous fungi and 1 non-lichenized saprobic fungus. Lecidella effugiens is new to North-Western European Russia, Diplotomma pharcidium and Taeniolella delicata are new to the Leningrad Region. The lichen biota of Maly Island is relatively poor due to natural and anthropogenic factors: the island is small, sandy, lacking rocky outcrops, with low diversity of plant communities; all its forests are disturbed and young. The most valuable habitats for lichens on Maly Island are seashore communities and open pine stands on sand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453–466
Number of pages14
JournalNovosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


  • Baltic Sea
  • Karelia australis
  • Kingisepp District
  • Russia
  • lichen diversity
  • seashore communities

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