Lichens of Barla Mountain in Isparta, Turkey: Diversity study and ecological assessment of the area

Koc S. N., Ataslar E., Turk A., Tufan-Cetin O.

PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, vol.151, no.6, pp.985-995, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1218972
  • Journal Name: PLANT BIOSYSTEMS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.985-995
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study reports on 230 infrageneric lichenized and lichenicolous taxa from Barla Mountain, Isparta, Turkey and assesses the ecological features of the area using the distribution of the lichens in the region and their poleophoby and solar irradiation ecological indicator values. One lichenized fungus, Protoblastenia terricola, and one lichenicolous fungus, Zwackhiomyces dispersus, are recorded as new in Turkey and 194 taxa are reported for the first time from Barla Mountain. After this research, number of the lichenized and lichenicolous fungi taxa of Barla Mountain rose to 241. Based on assessments using the ecological indicator values, the area is dominated by natural or semi-natural and well-preserved habitats.