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Algae

The algae collection comprises approximately 20 000 specimens, and about half of these have been collected in Sweden. The most important collections include those by Tore Levring, Erik Jaasund, Tore Wennberg, and Athanasios Athanasiadis.

Tore Levring has provided about 5 000 specimens to our herbarium, and many of these have been collected around islands of the southern hemisphere as Juan Fernández, Kerguelen, Crozet Islands, and Rennell Island. Tore Levring has written a large number of papers on algae, and described about 70 new species. Forty of his types are deposited in Herbarium GB.

The collections of Erik Jaasund amount to about 1 000 specimens, most from northern Norway and Tanzania. He has written a field guide to the algae in Tanzania, Intertidal seaweeds in Tanzania: a field guide, and a checklist of marine species in northern Norway, Aspects of the marine algal vegetation in North Norway. Erik Jaasund has described 21 new taxa, and five of their types are found in our herbarium.

Tore Wennberg has collected about 2 500 specimens, most of them along the west coast of Sweden and Norway, but also along the coasts of Helgoland, Ireland, Madeira, and Australia.

Athanasios Athanasiadis is the only red algae systematist in Sweden. He has made collections of algae in the Mediterranean, and in the waters of Canary Islands and Puerto Rico, and has described about 40 taxa of red algae.

Lithophyllum stictaeforme

Colpomenia sinuosa

Page Manager: Sven Toresson|Last update: 11/27/2017
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