BLAM was founded about 50 years ago to facilitate contact
Symposium: 50 years BLAM
Europe’s cryptogams in a changing world – 50 years of research and protection of bryophytes and lichens in Central Europe
20–22 April 2018 at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Organized by the „Bryologisch-lichenologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mitteleuropa“ BLAM and the Senckenberg Natural History Museum Frankfurt am Main
Becoming a member
Membership is open to anyone, professional and amateur. Members receive the society's journal HERZOGIA and have the possibilty to join excursions (mainly to the Alps, Tatra, etc).
If you wish to join please contact the treasurer Dr. Volker John,
Annual subscription is 30 € (students and seniors 20 €).
Our society bulletin is been named Herzogiella
The first volume was published recently and mailed to all members. Editorial board: Stefan Kaufmann & Dietmar Teuber. Please mail manuscripts (excursion reports, species lists, comments on books, small papers dealing with lichens and/or bryophytes, notes on events etc.) to Stefan Kaufmann before January 2018.
HERZOGIA (current or back issues) can be purchased by sending an E-mail to the treasurer Volker John, Kaiserslauterer Straße 86,
Our bank account details
Name beneficient: BryolLichenolArbeitsgem
Place beneficient: Bad Duerkheim Country beneficient: Germany
SWIFT/BIC: MALADE51DKH IBAN: DE49 5465 1240 0000 5793 00
Name of the bank: Sparkasse Rhein-Haardt
This is a mailinglist open for people interested in bryology and lichenology. Language is mainly German or English. For subscription, go to "blam-web"-Website (at University of Graz, Austria; English version available) and fill the form. You will be sent an email requesting confirmation. Once confirmation is received, your request will be held for approval by the list moderator. You will be notified of the moderator's decision by email. The list of members is not available to non-members.
Bryophyte and Lichen of the Year 2018
Bartramia pomiformis and Umbilicaria cylindrica are bryophyte and
On the general annual meeting in 2004, BLAM members for the first time elected a lichen of the year. And since 2005, both a bryophyte and a lichen of the year are elected to attract the attention of the public to these small and in many cases endangered organisms.
Look here for recent species of the year:
2008: Orthotrichum pulchellum und Letharia vulpina
2009: Leucobryum glaucum und Cladonia rangiferina
2010: Polytrichum commune und Dibaeis baeomyces
2011: Thuidium abietinum und Fulgensia fulgens
2012: Buxbaumia viridis und Lobaria pulmonaria
2013: Marchantia polymorpha und Peltigera didactyla
2014: Hedwigia ciliata und Rhizocarpon geographicum
2015: Schistostega pennata und Psilolechia lucida
2016: Sphagnum magellanicum und Icmadophila ericetorum
2017: Ctenidium molluscum and Variospora flavescens