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Bryological and Lichenological Association for Central Europe

(linked documents in German only)
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BLAM was founded about 40 years ago to facilitate contact between people working in any field of  lichenology or bryology in Central Europe. Today, BLAM is a registered association with 320 members, EU-European and abroad, professionals and amateurs.
BLAM is a registered association ("e.V."),  No.
VR 555 Dü (Vereinsregister Bad Dürkheim).

Becoming a member:

Membership is open to anyone, professional and amateur. Members receive the society's journal HERZOGIA and have the possibilty to join excursions (mainly to the Alps, Tatra, etc). If you wish to join please contact the treasurer Dr. Volker John,
Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde, Hermann-Schäfer-Str. 17, D- 67098 Bad Dürkheim;

Annual subscription is EUR 30.- (students EUR 20,-).

Our society bulletin is been named Herzogiella. The first volume was published recently and mailed to all members. Editorial board: Stefan Kaufmann & Dietmar Teuber. Please mail manuscripts (excursion reports, species lists, comments on books, small papers dealing with lichens and/or bryophytes, notes on events etc.) to Stefan Kaufmann at  before January 2015.

Purchasing publications

HERZOGIA (current or back issues) can be purchased by sending an 
E-mail to the treasurer Volker John, Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde, Hermann-Schäfer-Str. 17, D- 67098 Bad Dürkheim

Our bank account details

Name beneficient:
Place beneficient:  Bad Duerkheim
Country beneficient:
DE49 5465 1240 0000 5793 00
Name of the bank:
Sparkasse Rhein-Haardt

BLAM-Mailinglist "blam-web"

This is a mailinglist open for people interested in bryology and lichenology. Language is mainly German or English. For subscription, go to "blam-web"-Homepage (at University of Graz, Austria; English version available) and fill the form. You will be sent an email requesting confirmation. Once confirmation is received, your request will be held for approval by the list moderator. You will be notified of the moderator's decision by email. The list of members is not available to non-members.

BLAM-Excursion and annual meeting 2014
August 27, 2014 (Wednesday, day of arrival) to August 31, 2014 (Sunday, day of departure).
Location: Ettal, Bavaria/D, Hotel "Blaue Gams".
For registration please send an E-mail to Tassilo Feuerer.
Day trips to: Wank, Osterfelder Kopf, Zugspitze, Murnauer Moos.
Tourist attractions: Schloß Linderhof, Kloster Ettal, Schachenhaus
The annual meeting will, traditionally, be held on Fryday evening (29nth of August). For further details please come back to this website (status: March 2014).

Bryophyte and lichen of the year

On the general annual meeting in 2004, BLAM members for the first time elected a lichen of the year, and since 2005, both a bryophyte and a lichen of the year are elected to attract the attention of the public to these small and, in many cases, endangered organisms. Hedwigia ciliata and Rhizocarpon geographicum are bryophyte and lichen of the year 2013.

2008: Orthotrichum pulchellum und Letharia vulpina
2009: Leucobryum glaucum und Cladonia rangiferina.
2010: Polytrichum commune und Dibaeis baeomyces. 
Thuidium abietinum und Fulgensia fulgens.
2012: Buxbaumia viridis und Lobaria pulmonaria.
2013: Marchantia polymorpha und Peltigera didactyla.

NEU: Michael Lüth has created a website showing all tables of his famous Atlas of the Bryophytes of Germany Vol. I to VII ("Bildatlas der Moose Deutschlands")! Please visit to view the  nice colour plates at 700x1000 pixels resolution. This is a huge gift to all who are interested in bryophytes! Thank you very much, dear Michael!

(ISSN 0018-0971) is the international journal of the Bryological and Lichenological Association for Central Europe (BLAM) and publishes original research papers and short communications in German and English. It focuses on the systematics, taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of bryophytes and lichens with predominantly European distribution, or on species which are of general interest to members of BLAM. Herzogia is published in two parts per volume and year.

Editorial board
Senior editors: Dr. Frank Müller & Dr. Regine Stordeur

Submission of manuscripts:
Dr. Frank Müller
Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Botanik, D-01062 Dresden
Tel. +49-(0)351-46333012 * Fax. +49-(0)351-43667032

Bryology: Dr. Christian Berg, Graz; Prof. Dr. Harald Kürschner, Berlin; Dr. Klaus Stetzka, Tharandt.
Lichenology: Dr. Paul Diederich, Luxembourg; Prof. Dr. Markus Hauck, Göttingen; Dr. Gintaras Kantvilas, Hobart; Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayrhofer, Graz;
Dr. Christian Printzen, Frankfurt/Main; Dr. Toby Spribille, Missoula.

Author instructions

Manuscripts accepted for publication
[20. August 2014]:

KUKWA, M., SIPMAN, H. J. M., ETAYO, J., BACH, K., GUZOW-KRZEMIŃSKA, B., JABŁOŃSKA, A., OLSZEWSKA, S., RODRIGUEZ FLAKUS, P. & FLAKUS, A.: The lichen order Peltigerales in Bolivia – the first assessment of the biodiversity.

APTROOT, A. & MOON, K. H.: 114 New reports of microlichens from Korea, including the description of five new species, show that the microlichen flora is predominantly Eurasian.

HAJI MONIRI, M. H., SIPMAN, H. J. M. & SCHULTZ, M.: New records of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi from Northeastern Iran.

OCHYRA, R., VÁŇA, J., SMITH, V. R. & CYKOWSKA-MARZENCKA, B.: Seven liverwort species new or confirmed from subantarctic Prince Edward Island.

Herzogia 27 Heft 1Titelbild/Cover Herzogia 27 Band 1 Mannia triandra (Photo: J Hentschel)


Mannia triandra − bis zur Sporenreife kultiviertes Material vom Standort Kleine Rabenklippe im Harz. Foto: J. Hentschel, 14.05.2013 (leg. K.-F. Günther, 04.05.2013, Privatherbarium K.-F. Günther).

Mannia triandra – material from the area Kleine Rabenklippe in the Harz Mts cultivated up to the spore maturation stage. Photo: J. Hentschel, 14.05.2013 (leg. K.-F. Günther, 04.05.2013, private herbarium K.-F. Günther).

Zum Artikel / to the paper: Müller, F., Günther, K.-F., Hentschel, J. & Long, D. G.: Erstfund von Mannia triandra (Aytoniaceae, Hepaticae) für den Harz und Sachsen-Anhalt. – Herzogia 27: 147–156.

Download: Ecological indicator values of 516 Central European lichen species. (Citation: Wirth, V. (2010): Ökologische Zeigerwerte von Flechten. - Herzogia 23 (2): 229-248)
Riccia huebeneriana (NJS)
Candelaria concolor (NJ Stapper)
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Contact: NJ Stapper (website editor) 
August 20, 2014