According to IROST's Public Relations, the first specialized  Iranian museum of lichens opened this morning with the presence of the Minister of Science, Research and Technology and the Head of Iranian Reseach Organizasion for Science and Technology

From 900 species of lichens identified in Iran, more than 600 species are exhibited in this museum, Dr Sohrabi said. It is estimated that . there are up to 2,000 species of lichens in Iran. In
.addition, 500 mushroom species from Europe, Asia and the United States are kept for research and documentation In the museum's Herbarium