A new exsiccate, Lichenes Delicati Exsiccati Editae — of little, fine, special lichens and lichenicolous fungi — dedicated to the famous lichenologist Antonín Vězda (1920–2008), is compiled and issued. The lichenicolous fungus
is described from Bolivia and named after him on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of his birth. The first fascicle is consisted of 15 species and distributed to 12 lichen herbaria worldwide (BM, BP, F, hb. Flakus, hb. Kalb, HO, KRAM, PRA-V, SAV, STU, UPS, VBI).
The bibliography of foliicolous lichenised fungi is compiled, listing publications of the last 60 years following Santesson’s world monograph on the foliicolous lichens. It consists of 708 scientific papers, journal publications, books, posters, exsiccates, dissertation manuscripts.
Lichenes Delicati Exsiccati Editae of little, fine, special lichens is edited in honour of Antonín Vězda (1920–2008). The foliicolous lichen Coenogonium usambarense was collected by Tamás Pócs, who contributed also often to Vězda’s exsiccates and celebrated his 80th birthday in 2013. Herpothallon hypoprotocetraricum was also collected in Africa during a field trip organised by him. It represents isotype material. The third fascicle of the exsiccate is consisted of 15 species and distributed to 12 lichen herbaria of the world.
Lichenes Delicati Exsiccati Editae of little, fine, special lichens is edited in honour of Antonín Vězda (1920–2008). The foliicolous lichens Coenogonium seychellense sp. n. and C. subdilucidum sp. n. were collected by Tamás Pócs, Fellhanera stanhopeae by Attila Borhidi, Lyromma dolicobelum of ascosporic state was found by Adam Flakus, Porina applanata by Paulina Bawingan. Other collections originate from the participants of the 20th NLF meeting 2013, Vadstena and surroundings — where Erik Acharius, the “father of lichenology” lived for decades. Several species collected by László Lőkős from Albania, Bulgaria and Montenegro. The fourth fascicle of the exsiccate is consisted of 15 species (including 3 lichenicolous fungi), distributed to 12 lichen herbaria of the world and dedicated to Robert Lücking’s 50th birthday.
Lichenes Delicati Exsiccati Editae of little, fine, special lichens is edited in honour of Antonín Vězda (1920–2008). The lichen-forming fungus Santessonia namibensis is included on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of Rolf Santesson, the outstanding Swedish lichenologist’s birth. Bibliographic data of the most important publications concerning to his lichenological carrier is compiled. The second fascicle of the exsiccate is consisted of 15 species and distributed to 12 lichen herbaria of the world.
Eighteen species of foliicolous lichens have been mentioned earlier from the Fiji Islands in various literature sources and based on collections since 1860. Current records originate from the collections of Göran Thor from 1985 and Sarolta and Tamás Pócs from 2003. G. Thor visited lowland rainforests of Island Viti Levu, S. and T. Pócs collected also in higher elevations (up to ca 1,000 m) in submontane, montane and montane mossy (cloud) forests on Kadavu, Taveuni and Viti Levu Islands. These relatively small collections (of ca 300 and 150 leaves, respectively) resulted in 78 species of the 85 lichen species known today, among them 67 species are new for the foliicolous lichen flora of the area in this publication. New taxa described are Phylloblastia taveuniensis Farkas, Porina kadavuensis Farkas, furthermore the genus Tamasia Farkas (Ramalinaceae) and species Tamasia fijiensis Farkas containing cyanobacterial photobiont.
Lichenes Delicati Exsiccati Editae of little, fine, special lichens is edited in honour of Antonín Vězda (1920–2008). The sixth fascicle of the exsiccate is consisted of 20 species of lichens and lichenicolous fungi and distributed to 12 lichen herbaria of the world. Collectors are J. Halda, G. Kantvilas, L. Lőkös, Z. Palice, N. Varga and E. Farkas.
The Tanzanian Mt Kanga was at first visited by Tamás Pócs in 1987 when he collected foliicolous lichens in lowland rainforest between 800 and 900 m elevation and in submontane rainforest between 900 and 1,250 m. Later, in 1989 he returned there with participants of the Nguru Mts expedition, when the author collected further lichens including foliicolous ones in three different forest types (dry evergreen and semi-evergreen forest at 600–800 m, submontane rainforest at 850–1,200 m and rocky forest at 1,200–1,300 m). Altogether 37 species became known from the area. The comparison of collections revealed that submontane rainforests (including rocky forests) are the richest of the studied forest types in foliicolous lichens. Mt Kanga is characterised by rare species like Calopadia editae discovered by Antonín Vězda in material from Mt Kanga, described and validated in 2011 by Chaves and Lücking based on materials from Mt Kanga and Costa Rica. The new combination Brasilicia dimerelloides (Vězda) Farkas is introduced. The palaeotropical Fouragea viridistellata (Sérus., Lücking et Sparrius) Ertz et Frisch described in 2008 is reported here as new for Tanzania.
The checklist contains 135 names in current use for taxa of former Bacidia s. l. and 99 synonyms or invalid names. Place of description or new combination, basionym, synonyms, type, distribution is given for species. Type species, substrate, number of foliicolous species, systematic position, distribution is given for genera. Data are edited similarly with the online checklist on foliicolous lichens last updated by Lücking and his co-authors in 2000. The list contains the following 7 new combinations: Bacidina cinnamomea (Kremp.) Farkas, Bacidina clauzadei (Sérus. et Lambinon) Farkas, Brasilicia foliicola (Vězda) Farkas, Brasilicia ituriensis (Vězda) Farkas, Brasilicia olivaceorufa (Vain.) Farkas, Brasilicia subsimilis (Vězda) Farkas, Szczawinskia permira (Vězda) Farkas. The genus Bacidia De Not. is excluded from the checklist of foliicolous lichens, as all of its former foliicolous species are now belonging to other genera. Current names are in the following 12 genera: Bacidina, Badimia, Badimiella, Baflavia, Bapalmuia, Barubria, Brasilicia, Eugeniella, Fellhanera, Fellhaneropsis, Scoliciosporum and Szczawinskia.