1st International Eurasia Mycology Congress, Manisa, Turkey, 03 July 2017, pp.192
Studies on "Lichen Biodiversity of Turkey” have more importance and value
than in past since the country has a great degree of lichen biodiversity which must be
protected as well as the plant biodiversity.
In this study, lichen specimens were collected from twenty-four localities of
Gölcük Nature Park in Isparta between the dates April 11, 2009 and July 22, 2010, in
order to determine lichen mycota of the nature park and the city. Isparta is a province
located in the north-western part of Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Although there
have been some studies on lichens from Isparta province before, none of them have
a systematic approach of a long-term study. As a result, 190 species and 3 varieties
(193 taxa) belonging to 74 genera, representing the lichen mycota of Gölcük Nature
Park and its surroundings, were identified. Distribution of the taxa in the research
area has been recorded as well as information on the substrate and diversity. 67
species were firstly recorded for the research area and Isparta, together with 6 new
records for Turkish Lichen Mycota.
Notwithstanding that there is not a collection of “Lichen Mycota of Turkey”,
there have been an increase in the number of mycotic studies on lichens in Turkey.
This study aims to make a contribution to taxonomic and mycotic studies on lichens
in Turkey and provide a basis for further ecological, chemical such studies of
lichenology that can be done in the region in the following years.
Keywords: lichenized fungi, gölcük nature park, Isparta, mycota