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History-Botany building The Department of Phanerogamic Botany at the Swedish Museum of Natural History is one of the largest herbaria in the world, with approximately three million specimens. The collections have high historical and scientific value, and is used as a base for the research at the department, but also by scientists all over the world. Some parts of the collections have been made available via Internet as search databases.

Research at the Department deals with various issues of systematic botany, where the external morphology, internal anatomy and sequences of DNA is used to formulate hypotheses of common ancestry and evolutionary patterns. Taxonomic revisions of different genera, and morphological treatments are other fields of research.

The virtual exhibitions presents herbarium specimens from the collection of the famous Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, and a new and richly illustrated Swedish flora.


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