Dal Forno M, Kaminsky L, Lücking R. 2021. Cora timucua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T175711802A175712343.


Allen J, Beeching S, Bishop G, Dal Forno M, Hodges M, Lendemer J, McMullin T, Paquette H & Yahr R. 2020. Flavoparmelia caperata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T180096947A180096996.

Dal-Forno M, Lawrey JD, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet PM, Schuettpelz E, Lücking R. 2020. Extensive photobiont sharing in a rapidly-radiating cyanolichen clade. Molecular Ecology (from the cover) 30: 1755–1776. First published: 20 Oct 2020.

Lücking R, Kaminsky L, Perlmutter GB, Lawrey JL, Dal Forno M. 2020. Cora timucua (Hygrophoraceae), a new and potentially extinct, previously misidentified basidiolichen of Florida inland scrub documented from historical collections. The Bryologist 123(4): 657–673.

Dal Forno M, Kaminsky L, Rosentreter R, McMullin T, Aptroot A, Lücking R. 2019. A first phylogenetic assessment of Dictyonema in southeastern North America reveals three new basidiolichens, described in honor of James D. Lawrey. Plant & Fungal Systematics 64 (2): 383–392.

Lücking R, Dal Forno M, Wil-Wolf S. 2019. James Donald (‛Jim’) Lawrey: a tribute to a unique career in lichenology. Plant & Fungal Systematics 64 (2): 117–135.


Dal-Forno M, Moncada B, Lücking R. 2018. Sticta aongstroemii, a newly recognized species in the S. damicornis morphodeme (Lobariaceae) potentially endemic to the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. The Lichenologist 50(6): 691–696.


Graves G & Dal Forno M. 2018. Persistence of Transported Lichen at a Hummingbird Nest Site. Northeastern Naturalist 25(4): 656–661.


Dal-Forno M, Bungartz F, Lücking R, Yánez-Ayabaca A, Lawrey JD. 2017. High levels of endemism in Galapagos basidiolichens. Fungal Diversity 85 (1): 45–73. 

Lücking R, Dal-Forno M, Moncada B, et al. (50 more authors). 2017. Turbo-taxonomy to assemble a megadiverse lichen genus: seventy new species of Cora (Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae), honouring David Leslie Hawksworth's seventieth birthday. Fungal Diversity 84 (1): 139–207.


Dal-Forno M, Lücking R, Bungartz F, Yánez-Ayabaca A, Marcelli MP, Spielmann AA, Coca LF, Chaves JL, Aptroot A, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet PM, Sipman HJM, Lawrey JD. 2016. From one to six: unrecognized species diversity in the genus Acantholichen P. M. Jørg. (lichenized Basidiomycota: Hygrophoraceae). Mycologia 108(1): 38–55.


Ariyawansa HA, Hyde KD, Jayasiri SC, et al. (124 more authors including Dal-Forno M). 2015. Fungal diversity notes 111–252—taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity 75: 27–274.


Lawrey JD, Etayo J, Dal-Forno M, Driscoll KE, Diederich P. 2015. Molecular data support establishment of a new genus for the lichenicolous species Neobarya usneae (Hypocreales). The Bryologist 118 (1): 83–92.


Schmull M, Dal-Forno M, Lücking R, Cao S, Clardy J, Lawrey JD 2014. Dictyonema huaorani (Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae), a new lichenized basidiomycete from Amazonian Ecuador with presumed hallucinogenic properties. The Bryologist 117 (4): 386–394.


Lücking R, Dal-Forno M, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet PM, Bungartz F, Moncada B, Yánez-Ayabaca A, Coca LF, Chaves JD, Lawrey JD 2014. A single macrolichen constitutes hundreds of unrecognized species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (30): 11091–11096.


Lücking R, Lawrey JD, Gillevet PM, Sikaroodi M, Dal-Forno M, Berger SA. 2014. Multiple ITS haplotypes in the genome of the lichenized basidiomycete Cora inversa (Hygrophoraceae): Fact or artifact? Journal of Molecular Evolution 78: 148–162.


Lücking R, Dal-Forno M, Wilk K, Lawrey JD. 2013. Three new species of Dictyonema (lichenized Basidiomycota: Hygrophoraceae) from Bolivia. Acta Nova 6 (1-2): 4–16.


Lücking R, Dal-Forno M, Lawrey JD, Bungartz, F, Holgado Rojas ME, Hernández JE, Marcelli MP, Moncada B, Morales EA, Nelsen MP, Paz E, Salcedo L, Spielmann AA, Wilk K, Will-Wolf S, Yánez-Ayabaca A. 2013. Ten new species of lichenized Basidiomycota in the genera Dictyonema and Cora (Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae), with a key to all accepted genera and species in the Dictyonema clade. Phytotaxa 139: 1–38.


Dal-Forno M, Lawrey JD, Sikaroodi M, Bhattarai S, Gillevet PM, Sulzbacher M, Lücking R. 2013. Starting from scratch: evolution and diversification of the lichen thallus in the basidiolichen Dictyonema (Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae). Fungal Biology 117 (9): 584–598.


Gostel MR, Dal-Forno M, Weeks A. 2013. A navigation guide to cyberinfrastructure tools for botanical and lichenological systematics research. Plant Science Bulletin 59 (3): 111–130. Website:


Yánez A, Dal-Forno M, Bungartz F, Lücking R, Lawrey JD. 2012. A first assessment of Galapagos basidiolichens. Fungal Diversity 52(1): 225–244.


Lumbsch HT, Ahti T, Altermann S, et al. (102 more authors including Dal-Forno M). 2011. One hundred new species of lichenized fungi: a signature of undiscovered global diversity. Phytotaxa 18: 1–127.


Dal-Forno M, Eliasaro S. 2010. Two new species of Graphidaceae (lichenized Ascomycota) from Brazil. Mycotaxon 112: 15–20.

Dal-Forno M, Eliasaro S. 2010. Four New Species of Graphis (Ostropales: Graphidaceae) from Brazil. The Lichenologist 42(1): 77–81.


Torres-Boeger MR, Soffiatti P, Gomes-Souto MA, Budchen M, Bagatini KP, Dal Forno M. 2010. Functional morphology of two Lepismium species (Rhipsalideae, Cactaceae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 81: 383–400.


Dal-Forno M & Eliasaro, S. 2009. Two new species of Acanthothecis (lichenized Ascomycota) from Brazil. Mycotaxon 109: 43–47.



Non-Refereed Articles (7)


Dal-Forno M & Jacob J. 2020. Lichens of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Report submitted to the National Park Services.


Campbell K,  Dal-Forno M, Mercado-Diaz  J. 2018. The Christmas Lichen (Herpothallon rubrocinctum). Glimpses of Jamaica’s Natural History. Jamaica Journal 37, Nos. 1–2: back cover.


Dal-Forno M & Jacob J. 2018. Lichens of the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater. Report submitted to the National Park Services.

Dal Forno M. 2016. We Are All Lichens. The Plant Press 19 (4): 1, 13–14. Available at:


Aptroot A, Mercado-Díaz JA, Bárcenas-Peña A, Cáceres MES, Coca LF, Dal-Forno M, Feuerstein SC, Herrera-Campos MA, Joshi S, Kirika PM, Kraichak E, Lumbsch HT, Miranda-González R, Moncada B, Nelsen MP, Pérez REP, Scharnagl K, Medina ES, Yánez-Ayabaca A, Lücking R. 2014. Rapid assessment of the diversity of “vehiculicolous” lichens on a thirty year old Ford Bronco truck in central Puerto Rico. FUNGI Magazine 7 (2-3): 22–27. Available at:


Lücking R, Dal-Forno M, Moncada B, Chaves JL, Lawrey JD. 2014. The Enchanted Jungle. FUNGI Magazine 7 (2-3): 28–31. Available at:

Moncada B, Lawrey JD, Chaves JL, Dal Forno M, Lücking R. 2012. Lichens of the Costa Rican Premontane Wet Forest. Available at: