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FSC Guide

Has anybody used the FSC guide for heath and moor lichens? I am considering getting a bit stronger on this area and don't want to spend too much on a book or guide, so wanted to know if the FSC one is considered good.

Any opinion would be appreciated.

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synan's picture

I do own it...

but haven't used it for identification, so can't comment on the effectiveness of its tick-box tables for that purpose. I think it offers a good, affordable, non-technical introduction to 62 lichens. Many of the species covered have less common lookalikes that aren't accounted for, but it's a start. If you combine it with the photos and information available on some excellent websites, it becomes a very good start indeed.

There are also 5 more FSC guides on lichens.

Nigel