Fagus sylvatica L.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

Digitised Reference Slides

We currently have 3 digitised slides. Each record may contain multiple individual grains and images.

Fagus sylvatica (rights holder: Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Service du Patrimoine naturel) © Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Service du Patrimoine naturel


Although often said to have been introduced to Britain by the Romans, the discovery of beech pollen dating from 6000 BC in Hampshire proves that this tree is indeed a native; it was present in Britain when the country became an island after the Ice Age. It spread naturally northwards to a line drawn between the Wash and the Bristol Channel, and was planted further north (4). This tree is known thr... Text © Wildscreen

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