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Bryological and Lichenological Association for Central Europe

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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

NEWS from the general meeting:
Next BLAM annual field trip will take place in Vosges, France, from 14. to 18. September 2016.
Icmadophila ericetorum and Sphagnum magellanicum were chosen as lichen and bryophyte of the year. 

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.

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. Schistostega pennata and Psilolechia lucida are bryophyte and lichen of the year 2015.

Look here for recent species of the year:

2008: Orthotrichum pulchellum and Letharia vulpina
2009: Leucobryum glaucum and Cladonia rangiferina.
2010: Polytrichum commune and Dibaeis baeomyces. 
Thuidium abietinum and Fulgensia fulgens.
2012: Buxbaumia viridis and Lobaria pulmonaria.
2013: Marchantia polymorpha and Peltigera didactyla.
2014: Hedwigia ciliata and Rhizocarpon geographicum

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. For abstracts and papers of vol 16 to 22 look here. More recent volumes are accessible via BioOne.

Editorial board
Senior editors: Dr. Frank Müller & Dr. Volker Otte

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, Graz.

Author instructions

title image Herzogia 28 (2) Part 2: Peltigera venosa. Photo: FBoudaHerzogia 28 Heft 2 (2)

Titelbild / title image:
Peltigera venosa ist auf Grund ihrer schmalen fertilen Lappen und ihrer leuchtend grünen Farbe eine sehr gut gekennzeichnete Art. Sie ist verbreitet in Bereichen der Karpaten mit kalkreichen Gesteinen. / Peltigera venosa is a very distinct species due to small fertile lobes and bright green colour. It is still
common in many parts of the Carpathians with calcareous bedrock.
Zum Artikel / to the paper: Malíček, J., Bouda, F., Liška, J., Palice, Z. & Peksa, O.: Contribution to the lichen biota of the Romanian Carpathians – Herzogia 28: 713 –735.

Photo: F. Bouda.

Titelbild Herzogia 28 (2) Teil 1, Ovealmbornia reginae S.Y.Kondr., I.Kärnefelt & J.-S.Hur; Photo: Sergii Kondratyuk.Herzogia 28 Heft 2 (1)

Titelbild / Cover:

Ovealmbornia reginae
S.Y.Kondr., I.Kärnefelt & J.-S.Hur / Ovealmbornia reginae S.Y.Kondr., I.Kärnefelt & J.-S.Hur.
Zum Artikel / to the paper: Kondratyuk, S. Y., Kärnefelt, I., Thell, A., Elix, J. A., Kim, J., Kondratiuk, A. S. & Hur, J.-S.: Ovealmbornia reginae (Teloschistaceae, ascomycetes), a new xanthorioid lichen from South Africa. – Herzogia 28: 465–472.

Photo: Sergii Y. Kondratyuk).

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) 
January 14, 2016.