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Virtual exhibitions

Welcome to our virtual exhibitions! Learn more about the diverse cryptogamic organisms.

What are Cryptogams?


A phylogenetic tree shows how the cryptogams are related to each other and to other organisms. (In Swedish only)

The phylogeny of the cryptogams (Kryptogamernas ställning i organismvärlden)

Type material

Here you can find images of types collected in the 18th century. An alga collected in the 18th century described by Carl Linnaeus and lichens described by Olof Swartz and Erik Acharius.

Type material of Fucus venosus L.
Erik Acharius' lichen types
Olof Swartz' lichen types

Interested in how  the old botanists wrote?


Here you find samples of handwritings from labels and letters written by botanists.
Handwritings

Fungus plates


Fungus plates painted under the supervision of Elias Fries.

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