BLAM was founded about 50 years ago to facilitate contact between people working in any field of lichenology or bryology in Central Europe. Today, BLAM is a registered association with 320 members, EU-European and abroad, professionals and amateurs. BLAM is a registered association ("e. V."), No. VR 555 Dü (Vereinsregister Bad Dürkheim).


BLAM Excursion and Annual Meeting 2021



Annual General Meeting



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 to the treasurer Dr. Martin Nebel, Wellingstraße 14, 70619 Stuttgart, Germany.

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 Dietmar Teuber before January 2021.


Purchasing publications

HERZOGIA (current or back issues) can be purchased by sending an E-mail to the treasurer Dr. Martin Nebel, Wellingstraße 14, 70619 Stuttgart, Germany.


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


BLAM-Mailinglist blam-web

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 2020

Cladonia digitata and Ptilidium pulcherrimum are bryophyte and lichen of the year 2020 (text in German).

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
2018: Bartramia pomiformis and Umbilicaria cylindrica
2019: Cryphaea heteromalla und Parmotrema perlatum