Individual Reference Collections

Digitised and undigitised reference material from individual collections and institutions.

OxLEL Mongolian Collection

Willis, Kathy J / Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory

Samples collected in 2004 in Mongolia. Slides were produced in 2004 and digitised in January 2017.

Version 1 published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Pollen Catalogue of the British Isles

Bennett, Keith

An existing digitised collection that has been migrated to the Global Pollen Project. Keith Bennett writes: The catalogue covers pollen and spores of all native pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms of the British Isles, together with pollen of recent introductions (including crop plants) and...

Version 3 published on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Galapagos Islands Modern Reference Material

Willis, Kathy / Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory

A reference collection of pollen and spores from vascular plants in the Galapagos Islands, predominantly collected from herbarium specimens. This reference collection was used to support the publication: Froyd, C., Leeuwen, J. F. N. v., Froyd, C. A., Knaap, W. O. v. d., Coffey, E. E., Tye, A., & Wi...

Version 1 published on Friday, 19 January 2018

European Reference Collection

Willis, Kathy J / Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory

Species listed in the Flora Europaea sampled from herbaria collections and living plants.

Version 4 published on Friday, 01 December 2017

What are these collections?

Pollen and spore reference material is commonly organised in phyiscal reference collections, of drawers of individual glass slides. We hold records of such collections, important information about their manufacture, and whether they have been digitised into the Global Pollen Project.