Reference Collections

   
This data base shall help to find excellent and easy accessable reference collections around the world, including fossil and recent material. As this is a new project of NELCIME, the list is still short and simple. More details about the collections will be incluced in the future!
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Fruits and seeds (focus on recent reference collections)

Institute Contact person remarks
Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Yerevan, Armenia Ivan Gabrielyan  ivangabrielyan"at"yahoo.com approximately 1,000 recent species
Università degli Studi di Torino, Modern Carpological Collection, Torino, Italy Edoardo Martinetto
edoardo.martinetto"at"unito.it
more than 800 species
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Sofia (Bulgaria) Vladimir Bozukov
bzk"at"bio.bas.bg
more than 3,000 species
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Institue of Botany (KUN), Kunming, China Yong-Jiang Huang
huangyongjiang"at"mail.kib.ac.cn
more than 600 fossil specimens and several thousand extant species
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia,Laboratorio di Palinologia e Paleobotanica, Modena, Italy Giovanna Bosi
giovanna.bosi"at"unimore.it
about 900 taxa
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia Carpoteca Storica Orto Botanico di Modena, Modena, Italy Daniele Dallai  daniele.dallai"at"unimore.it more than 1,000 samples
Natural History Museum, University of Florence, Florecen, Italy Chiara Nepi
chiara.nepi"at"unifi.it
~ 13.000 species (valuation)
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Cracow (Poland) Elźbieta Worobiec
e.worobiec"at"botany.pl
about 12,000 species

Get more information about each of the carpological reference collection in this Table.

Pollen


Institute Contact person remarks
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Cracow (Poland) Katarzyna Cywa k.cywa"at"botany.pl more than 15,000 slides comprising more than 2,500 species (fossil)
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Sofia (Bulgaria) Dimiter Ivanov
dimiter"at"iph.bio.bas.bg
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Comenius University, Department of Geology and Paleontology, Bratislava (Slovakia) Marianna Kováčová
kovacova"at"fns.uniba.sk
fossil material only

Leaves

Institute Contact person remarks
Senckenberg Natural Historical Collection Dresden (Germany) Lutz Kunzmann
lutz.kunzmann"at"senckenberg.de
more than 100,000 specimens (leaves, cuticles, herbarium)
Natural History Museum Budapest (Hungary) Boglárka Erdei
erdei"at"bot.nhmus.hu
more than 37,000 specimens
Natural History Museum Vienna (Austria) Andreas Kroh 
andreas.kroh"at"nhm-wien.ac.at
main collection on Neogene leaves (1100 drawers)
(including cuticle samples)
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Cracow (Poland) Grzegorz Worobiec
g.worobiec"at"botany.pl
more than 2,500 fossil species, including more than 300 cuticle slides from modern/fossil species

Wood

Institute Contact person remarks
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Cracow (Poland) Katarzyna Cywa k.cywa"at"botany.pl more than 220 fossil species and additional anatomical slides