Seed and fruit collection

The collection of seeds and fruits of vascular plants comprises over 4000 samples mainly of the central European species, but also from other parts of the World. The collection has been built on the Brno department of the Institute of Botany in the past fifty years. Currently we strive of further development and use of the collection for scientific and other purposes.

The collection serves as reference for determination of material from soil samples (living seeds; soil seed bank) as well as from fossil sediments (see the Database of macrorests). Our aim is reconstruction of species composition from both resources.

The collection is open for public use.

Contact: Markéta Chudomelová