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Herbarium Acronym LD

The collections of the Botanical Museum comprise approximately 2.5 million specimens. Most of these are vascular plants, although lichens, mosses and fungi are other well represented groups.

The Agardh collection of algae, from the 19th century,
is of great international importance. There are approximately 50 000 specimens, more than 5000 of which are types.

Other important and frequently requested collections are the Preiss herbarium collected in Australia and the Retzius herbarium from the 18th century.

More recently, important collections have been compiled within the Flora Hellenica and Flora of Skåne projects.

The largest cryptogam collection is the lichen herbarium. There are 170 000 specimens, half of which are collected in the Nordic countries.


Two new books 

Thell, A. & Moberg, R. (eds) 2011. Nordic Lichen Flora Volume 4 – Parmeliaceae. Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University, 184 pp.


The fourth volume of the Nordic Lichen Flora encloses the family Parmeliaceae was printed in 2011 after several years work. Arne Thell from the Biological Museums and Roland Moberg, Museum of Evolution, were editors of the volume and also wrote most of the texts together with 11 colleagues, specialists on Parmeliaceae from all over the world. All 152 species occuring in the Nordic Flora were described together with photos by Patrik Frödén. Several lectotypes have been selcted, new combinations made, and an Usnea-species new to science is presented in the Flora.
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Kärnefelt, I., Seaward, M. R. D. & Thell, A. (eds) 2012. Systematics, biodiversity and ecology of lichens. Bibliotheca Lichenologica 108. J. Cramer, Stuttgart, 290 pp.
This 108th volume of the book series Bibliotheca Lichenologica focuses on the interaction of lichens with their substrate, environment and their biogeographic effects. In 17 chapters 38 authors present recent findings and developments in systematics, biodiversity, floristic studies and ecology, as well as newly described taxa, and keys to the identification of Caloplaca and xanthorioid lichens. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of several groups and genera are presented, resulting in an improved systematics of, for example, Caloplaca, Cladonia, Collema and xanthorioid lichens. The genera Arthonia and Usnea in Greece (with key) are reviewed.
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