Lichens of Vepssky Forest Protected Area (Eastern Leningrad Region, Russia) with special emphasis on the indicator species of habitats with long ecological continuity [Vepsskij miško draustinio (Leningrado regionas, Rusija) kerpės; ilgo ekologinio kontinuumo buveinių indikacinės rūšys]. – Botanica Lithuanica, 13(3): 171–179

The paper deals with lichen flora of Vepssky Forest Protected Area situated in the Eastern Leningrad Region (northwestern Russia). In total 183 species of lichens and allied fungi are reported. Eight species of lichens – Biatora flavopunctata, Bryoria fremontii, Chaenotheca cf. gracilenta, Chaenotheca laevigata, Lecidea enclitica, Lepraria lobificans, Multiclavula vernalis, Pyrrhospora elabens and three species of lichenicolous fungi – Chaenothecopsis nigra, Chaenothecopsis viridialba, Dactylospora deminuta – are reported here for the first time in the Leningrad Region. Chaenotheca sphaerocephala and Lecanora cf. ramulicola are new for Russia. A total of 38 species are indicators of habitats with long ecological continuity.

Keywords: lichens, indicators, habitat specialists, key habitats, Vepssky Forest, Leningrad Region, Russia.