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1 September 2002 The Lichens of Aldabra, with Comments on Their Distribution
Mark R. D. Seaward, André Aptroot, Francis A. Harrington
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Forty-five lichen species are reported from Aldabra, an atoll of four main islands and numerous islets located in the Indian Ocean. Thirty-three species are new to Aldabra. The lichen flora is characteristic of the Indian Ocean islands. It is dominated by pantropical species, showing a rather weak statistical correlation (Sørensson Coefficient) of 22.0 between Aldabra and the islands of the granitic Seychelles and a surprisingly higher correlation of 36.5 with the Chagos Archipelago more than five times the distance away.

Mark R. D. Seaward, André Aptroot, and Francis A. Harrington "The Lichens of Aldabra, with Comments on Their Distribution," The Bryologist 105(3), 473-477, (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745(2002)105[0473:TLOAWC]2.0.CO;2
Received: 31 October 2001; Accepted: 1 February 2002; Published: 1 September 2002
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