Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics

Databases and Collections

The pollen and spores image database is online!

The database is developed following a strict data quality control, and includes pollen and spores taxa images linked to morphological information. The searching tool is available online (advanced functions restricted to registered users).

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Datenbanken und Sammlungen

1. Reference collection of pollen and spores


  • Central Europe and Mediterranean
    2336 Slides from 635 genera with about 1487 species (Download PDF)
  • Asia

    • High Asia
      300 taxa
    • Mongolia
      580 Slides from 266 genera with abauot 578 species (Download PDF)
    • Indonesia
      477 slides from 293 genera with about 356 species (Download PDF)


  • Africa
    1480 slides from 246 genera with about 1440 species (Download PDF)
  • Latin America

    • Galápagos
      196 slides from 119 genera with about 196 species (Download PDF)
    • Ecuador
      600 slides from 340 genera with about 500 species (Download PDF)
    • South Brazil
      1487 slides from 757 genera with about 1425 species (Download PDF)

    • Neotropic collection (Prof. Dr. H. Behling)
      3000 taxa


2. Dendrolab collection and database of recent and subfossil woods

3. Collection of macro material (seeds) of

  • Central Europe
    136 families, approx.2818 taxa (Liste als PDF)
  • Archeaobotanical collection of Central Europe (Willerding)
    112 families, approx.1500 taxa
  • 4. Sample collection (sediments and botanical taxa)
    390 examples

    5. Photo database of neotropical pollen and spores

    At the moment we are working on a own database of pollen and spores.

    6. Palynology and Climate Dynamics library

    7. German Database on Vegetation History