Topic: Problem with lichen preferred names

I've found several lichen species which have two preferred names in Recorder 6 (Dict 3X)

Cladonia subulata - NHMSYS0000362130 and NHMSYS0001477679
Clauzadea monticola - NHMSYS0020990102 and NHMSYS0001477745
Dimerella pineti - NHMSYS0000362299 and NHMSYS0001480880

These are the ones I've noticed and I'm only up to 'D' for species found in Staffordshire, so I'm guessing there are many others


Craig Slawson
Staffordshire Ecological Record


Re: Problem with lichen preferred names


The explanation for Cladonia subulata is because there are  two different authorities which makes for two different taxonomic concepts so different Recommended Taxon List Item Keys.  I am only explaining why R6 is showing this and  and it could be that they are the same species and the dictionary is not correct, but Chris needs to check this. I expect the same applies to the others.

Mike Weideli


Re: Problem with lichen preferred names

This has now been fixed by the latest BMS update :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)