LISU Lichen collection

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Herbarium LISU was established in 1839 as part of Escola Politécnica, but its collections include earlier material from the Ajuda Royal Cabinet The Lichen Collection available through this resource includes about 3540 records of preserved specimens from Portugal, maintained at the LISU Herbarium, and collected from the period 1848-2007. The total number of lichen specimens existing in the herbarium is about 51000, and includes the Carlos N. Tavares collection. The digitising process is ongoing, which will result in new additions to this resource in the near future.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon. Lichen collection. Occurrence Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/5yoywc accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-02-28.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 85bcaab2-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.


Occurrence; Specimen; Lichens; LISU; Portugal

External data

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GBIF Occurrence Download http://api.gbif.org/v1/occurrence/download/request/0012304-180131172636756.zip UTF-8 Darwin Core Archive


Palmira Carvalho
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Lichens curator
Rui Figueira
  • Metadata Provider
Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Geographic Coverage

The specimens were collected on Portugal mainland

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.985, -9.36], North East [42.521, -6.108]

Taxonomic Coverage

All lichen specimens were identified to genus or species.

Kingdom Fungi

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1848-01-01 / 2007-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.15468/5yoywc