Books  Botany & Plant Science  Non-Vascular Plants  Lichens 

Keys to Lichens of North America: Revised and Expanded

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: Irwin M Brodo (Author), Sylvia Duran Sharnoff (Illustrator), Stephen Sharnoff (Illustrator), Susan Laurie-Bourque (Illustrator)

427 pages, 13 colour photos, 33 b/w illustrations

Yale University Press

Spiralbound | Feb 2016 | #224023 | ISBN-13: 9780300195736
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours
NHBS Price: £19.99 $24/€22 approx

About this book

Created in response to requests from longtime users, this companion to the acclaimed reference to North American lichens compiles updated and expanded keys for the identification of these fascinating organisms. An ideal laboratory resource, it covers over 2,000 species of lichens indigenous to the continent. There is no comparable volume available for classroom, workshop, or private use. A glossary is illustrated with photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff and drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque, all from the original book. The revised keys are an indispensable identification tool for botanists, students, scientists, and enthusiasts alike.

"This updated and much expanded identification guide accomplishes a feat no one else has dared attempt. It is extremely useful for non-professionals and professionals alike."
– Richard Harris, New York Botanical Garden

"Brodo is responsible for the renewal of North American lichenology. In this new volume, he updates the keys to North American lichens to accommodate rapid changes in lichen systematics and taxonomy in the beginning of the 21st century. Using these new keys with Lichens of North America, individuals, study groups and classes can identify many species in any region of North America."
– Kerry Knudsen, University of California, Riverside

Related titles

Recommended Reading

Lichens of North America

Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic...

NHBS Price: £49.99 $61/€56 approx

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Considered a world authority on lichens and their biology, Irwin M. Brodo is emeritus research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario.

Bestsellers in this subject

Lichens of Finland

NHBS Price: £125.00 $153/€140 approx

A Field Key to Lichens on Trees

NHBS Price: £21.99 $27/€25 approx

Nordic Lichen Flora Volume 5

NHBS Price: £54.99 $67/€62 approx

The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland

NHBS Price: £65.00 $80/€73 approx

Nordic Lichen Flora Volume 4

NHBS Price: £39.99 $49/€45 approx