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Lichens

Botanical Museum (LD)

The lichen collection is growing comparatively fast, depending both on a high activity among our own lichenologists and a comprehensive exchange with colleagues in different parts of the world. The first collections were made as early as in the beginning of the 19th century and the herbarium has continuously expanded to include approximately 170 000 specimens. It is divided into one Nordic and one extra-Nordic part composed of c. 70 000 and 100 000 specimens, respectively. Southern Sweden is particularly well represented through Ove Almborn's phytogeographical investigations in the 1930s and 1940s. Important material has also been collected in southern Africa by Almborn and Kärnefelt.

The collection is presently being registered and updated following current taxonomy. The families Parmeliaceae and Teloschistaceae and the genus Ramalina are examples of revised groups in the Nordic collection, now available in our database. A DNA collection, composed of about 800 extractions, is furthermore present with emphasis on Parmeliaceae.

Important collectors:

  • Sten Ahlner (1905-1991) Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia.
  • Ove Almborn (1914-1992) southernmost Sweden, Denmark, southern Africa.
  • Ulf Arup (b. 1959) southernmost Sweden, North America.
  • Alfred Berg (1837-1917) Sweden, Norway.
  • O. G. Blomberg (1838-1901) Sweden, Norway.
  • Stefan Ekman (b. 1965) southernmost Sweden, North America.
  • Herman Falk (1840-1880) Sweden.
  • Gustaf Haglund (1900-1955) southern Sweden.
  • Torsten Hasselrot (1903-1970) central and northern Sweden.
  • Johan Hulting (1842-1929) Sweden.
  • Birger Kajanus (1882-1931) northern Sweden, Denmark.
  • Ingvar Kärnefelt (b. 1944) Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South Georgia, North America.
  • Gustav O. Malme (1864-1937) Sweden, South America.
  • Hans Runemark (1927-2014) Europe, North Africa.
  • Fredrik Svanlund (1832-1902) Sweden, Denmark.
  • Erik Vrang (1870-1958) Sweden, Norway.
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Ulf Arup
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Biological Museum

Telephone: 046-222 89 66
E-mail: Ulf.Arup [at] biol.lu.se

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