Borgato, L., Fryday, A. M. & Ertz, D. 2020. Preliminary checklist of the lichens and lichenicolous fungi of Martinique, with 144 new records. – Herzogia 33: 139 –178.
Martinique is a French island that is part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. A preliminary checklist of the lichens and lichenicolous fungi known from this island is published for the first time. We report 247 lichens and four lichenicolous fungi, among which 87 taxa were already recorded in literature reports, whereas 144 additional species are here reported for the first time from studies of the collections stored in the herbaria of the Michigan State University (MSC) and the Meise Botanic Garden (BR), or from the databases of the herbaria of the Duke (DUKE) and Uppsala (UPS) universities. Arthonia arthoniicola is reported for the first time from the Neotropics. An additional 16 species from the same collections, for which the identification is uncertain, are also mentioned.