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Botany and mycology

The museum has one of the largest scientific collections in the world, comprising about 4.5 million specimens of flowering plants, ferns, algae, mosses, fungi, slime molds, lichens and bacteria. At the department, we conduct organism-centred research in botany and mycology.

The "department of botany" was formed in 2013 by merging the former departments of Phanerogamic botany and Cryptogamic botany. Our research focuses mainly on evolution, systematics and biodiversity.

Collections

The herbaria of vascular plants at the department  is one of the largest in the world, with approximately three million specimens.

The department also house collections of fungi, myxomycetes, lichens, algae, bryophytes and pteridophytes. The bryophyte herbarium is on ofthe five largest globally.

Collections consists of specimens from all over the world collected from the 1800th century until now.

The collections have high historical and scientific value, and are used as a base for the research at the department, but also by scientists all over the world.

Considerable parts of the collections are available via Internet as search databases. Read more aobut our collections.opens in new window

Research

Research at the department of Botany focuses on phylogenetic systematics, biodiversity patterns in space and time, life history traits and taxonomy. We address evolutionary questions from the infraspecific to the highest taxonomic levels. We also conduct revisionary studies and flora work in botany and mycology, and many of us are actively involved in work aiming to safeguard biodiversity and red-listing of species. Read more about research in botany and mycology.

Visitors and loan requests

Scientist from institutions in Sweden and other countries regularly visits the Swedish Museum of Natural History to study the collections. At the departement systematic research is conducted.

You can read more about loan from our collections at the loan- and exchange page.

Please consider this guide when returning materialPDF to avoid hassle with the Swedish custom services.

Contacts

Acting Head of department

Mia Ehn

Secretariat

Ulla-Karin Skärlundexternal link

Collections

Johannes Lundberg

Staff directory

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Mailing address

Box 500 07
104 05 Stockholm Sweden

Visiting address

Svante Arrhenius väg 7
Stockholm

Telephone

46-8-51 95 40 00