The algae collection contains various groups of photosynthesizing organisms not belonging to vascular plants, bryophytes or lichens. The three best represented groups are the red algae, green algae and brown algae.
The main part of the collection was established by Mikael H. Foslie (1855-1905). Foslie was an internationally recognized expert on coralline algae and received objects from colleagues and expeditions from all over the world. The coralline algae collection by Foslie is kept as a separate collection consisting of nearly 4000 specimens, including about 550 types. A catalogue of the collection was published in Gunneria in 2005. The other parts of the algae collection mainly consist of algae collected along the Norwegian coast.
In addition to the 550 types of coralline algae in the Foslie collection, we have 150 type specimens of other algae.
Important exsiccatae includes: Phycotheca Boreali-Americana. Collins, Holden & Setchell
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 15,624 records.
1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.