University of Arizona Catalog of
Internet Pollen and Spore Images
LM Light Microgaraph
SEM Scanning Electron Microgaraph
TEM Transmission Electron Microgaraph
The origin, on the Internet, of each micrograph is indicated
after each plant name. Most of the illustrations come from the
"ANU", "APMRU" and "Uppsala" sites.
Australian National University Pollen Database
This searchable database includes taxonomic, morphologic, and ecological features
for Geoff's entire collection. Most of the genera include several species that have
several small (120x75 pixel) black-and-white images (though not all) per species.
Some genera have more than one page.
After the page loads, click on [SUBMIT] to display the information.
The African Pollen Database
is a network serving all scientists involved
in African palynology. Its objective is to provide a tool independent of particular
research programs for the realization of researches concerned with biodiversity
and global change. It is funded for 3 years by the ECC program
IC18-CT98-0274 and the UNESCO
Index to the APD Images
Gretchen Jones, Ester F. Wilson, John A. Martin, Kim D. Ostiguin.
Pollen as indicators of source areas and foraging resources.
APMRU Areawide Pest Management Research Unit, USDA, College Station, TX 77843-4232.
This site has an extensive collection of black-and-white
pollen light micrographs and scanning light micrographs.
The light micrographs are arranged by family, with each page
including thumbnail images, with a table of species names linked
to larger (600x622 pixel) black-and-white images.
The SEM's are plates from Jones et al. (1995) accompanied by a table
giving the identification of each numbered micrograph
Jones, Gretchen D., et al. 1995.
Pollen of the Southeastern United States:
With Emphasis on Melissopalynology and Entomology.
The American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation.
Index to the APMRU
Pollen Key for Selected Plants of the San Francisco Estuary Region (DRAFT)
This site is on the University of California at Berkeley Server. It must be the work of
Roger Byrne's Lab. Each pollen type
has several ca. 256x156 pixel black-and-white images, the latin name, the common name,
and some identification notes. All of the illustrations are linked to on one page,
which takes a very long time to load; therefore, I have linked directly to the illustrations.
Index to the Berkeley Images
This extensive collection was developed by maintained by Stuart Pearson, Feli Hopf, Peter Shimeld,
and others at the
The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.
The pollen database is now mirrored at the University of Arizona
Geosciences Department Server. It includes a graphical interface
as well as a list by family of several hundred pollen images
scanned from transparencies taken by
Prof. E.A. Colhoun, Dr M. MacPhail, Dr S.G. Pearson, F. Hopf, and P. Shimeld.
Each image has a µm scale.
Index to the Newcastle Images
University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
Department of Ultrastructure Research and Palynology.
The links are to the genera in the PalDat database. But, to view the pollen
of each genus you must first register (requires that your system will accept
cookies!), and then search using PalDat's menu system. Images are SEM's of
angiosperm or gymnosperm pollen.
Index to the PalDat Images
These Scanning Electron Micrographs are provided with the
permission of author Paul S. Martin and Don Pinkeva,
Editor of the Journal of the Arizona - Nevada Academy of Science
by Owen Davis.
The were originally published in three papers
Martin, Paul S., and Drew, Charles M. 1969.
photomicrographs of southwestern pollen grains. Journal
Arizona Academy of Sciences 5 (3): 147 - 176.
Martin, Paul S., and Drew, Charles M. 1970.
electron micrographs of southwestern pollen grains. Journal
Arizona Academy of Sciences 6 (2): 140 - 161.
Solomon, A.M., King, J.E., Martin, P.S. and Thomas, J. 1973.
Further scanning electron photomicrographs of southwestern pollen grains.
Journal Arizona Academy of Sciences 8 (3): 135 - 157.
Index to the UofAz Images
Also available are line-drawings of pollen types by Allen Solomon
Pollen catalogue of the British Isles
and Simon Haberle
Pollen of Southern Chile
Quaternary Geological Data,
The Uppsala site has two extensive collections of colored light micrographs.
The "British Isles" links are to the description pages for the British Flora.
Each page links to three images sizes. All pollen photos are taken
at the same magnification, so standard scales of 10 µm divisions
can be used to show the sizes for the
pixel images. The "Chilean Flora" images do not have these key pages, so
the links are directly to the large 512x768 images.
Index to the Uppsala Images
Owen K. Davis 1/00