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The fossil plant collections reflect the interests and activities of past and present researchers and explorers, and they contain many unique and important specimens.

Alnus cecropiifolia Foto:Yvonne Arremo

The bulk of the collections come from the Mesozoic of Sweden and from the Arctic regions.

There are also significant collections from Antarctic, South America, and China, as well as smaller collections from many other areas of the world. Specimens from the department of palaeobotany form the basis of many scientific articles, and much material is currently being used in original research by scientists around the world.

The electronic registration of the fossil plant collections is a major current project in the palaeobotany department. Some information from the database are available via Internet, see:

Queries concerning collections and loans should be directed to