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We documented the corticolous lichen flora composition in five localities of the Colombian Caribbean region, three in the lowlands (plains) and two in the highlands (massifs). We found 348 species based on approximately 950 specimens, 215 were determined at the species level and 62 at the genus level (due to the absence of reproductive structures or lack of taxonomic works). The remaining species (71) belong to a group of sterile crustose lichens that could not be determined because they did not have specific characters for their identification. We found 115 new records for Colombia, most species are new records for the study areas. The total number of species for the Caribbean region, including earlier studies of foliicolous lichens and macrolichens, is estimated at about 400.
Palabras llave : Corticolous lichens; lichen biodiversity; new records; Caribbean region of Colombia.