Abstract Seven β-orcinol depsidones were isolated from Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm. var. meridionalis (Vain) Zahlbr. gathered on Pinus canariensis, three, methylstictic acid, hypostictic acid and cryptostictic acid, for the first time from this species. Stictic acid and constictic acid acetone condensation derivatives were formed during the extraction process. The possible chemotaxonomic implications are discussed.