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University of Amsterdam (NL) - Páramo pollen reference collection


Pollen samples from Páramo plants collected by A.M. Cleef and from various herbaria. The collection is used as a reference collection for palynological research.


Identification of fossil pollen grains to support reconstructions of environmental change, climatic change, and human impact on landscapes

Additional Information

Original microscope slides are located at the University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Science Park 904, 1098 SM Amsterdam.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1903 - Mar 18, 2013

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Henry Hooghiemstra
University of Amsterdam P.O. Box 94248 NL-1090 GE Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 525785
Metadata author
A. Lyaruu
University of Amsterdam P.O. Box 94248 NL-1090 GE Amsterdam Netherlands
Administrative contact
Henry Hooghiemstra
University of Amsterdam P.O. Box 94248 NL-1090 GE Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 525785


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Publication Date

Jul 14, 2015

Registration Date

Mar 13, 2013

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Andean South America, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, more


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Cees Hof
Node Manager
NLBIF P.O. Box 93102 NL-1090 BC AMSTERDAM Netherlands +31 20 5255496
Principal investigator
Henry Hooghiemstra
University of Amsterdam P.O. Box 94248 NL-1090 GE Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 525785
A.M. Cleef
University of Amsterdam Netherlands
A.L. Philip
University of Amsterdam P.O. Box 94248 NL-1090 GE Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 5257844
A. Lyaruu
University of Amsterdam Netherlands
Content provider
A. M. Cleef

Taxonomic Coverage

List of Vascular families according to Luteyn (1999)

Acanthaceae, Actinidiaceae, Adiantaceae, Alstroemeriaceae, Apiaceae, Apocynaceae, Araliaceae, Aspleniaceae, Bartramiaceae, Begoniaceae, Berberidaceae, Bignoniaceae, Blechnaceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Calceolariaceae, Campanulaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Chloranthaceae, Cleomaceae, Clethraceae, Clusiaceae, Columelliaceae, Compositae, Convolvulaceae, Coriariaceae, Crassulaceae, Cunoniaceae, Cyatheaceae, Cyperaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae, Dicksoniaceae, Dicranaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Ebenaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Equisetaceae, Ericaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Escalloniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Gentianaceae, Gesneriaceae, Grammitidaceae, Grossulariaceae, Haloragaceae, Hymenophyllaceae, Hypericaceae, Iridaceae, Isoetaceae, Juncaceae, Lamiaceae, Lauraceae, Leguminosae, Lentibulariaceae, Loganiaceae, Lomariopsidaceae, Loranthaceae, Lycopodiaceae, Lythraceae, Malvaceae, Melanthiaceae, Melastomataceae, Myricaceae, Myrtaceae, Onagraceae, Ophioglossaceae, Orchidaceae, Oxalidaceae, Papaveraceae, Pentaphylacaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Piperaceae, Plagiogyriaceae, Plantaginaceae, Poaceae, Podocarpaceae, Polygalaceae, Polygonaceae, Polypodiaceae, Portulacaceae, Potamogetonaceae, Primulaceae, Proteaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae, Salicaceae, Santalaceae, Sapindaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Solanaceae, Symplocaceae, Thelypteridaceae, Thymelaeaceae, Urticaceae, Verbenaceae, Violaceae, Vittariaceae, Winteraceae, Woodsiaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Xyridaceae, Gunneraceae, Amaranthaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Araceae, Balanophoraceae, Brunelliaceae, Ephedraceae, Garryaceae, Geraniaceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Juncaginaceae, Montiaceae, Orobanchaceae, Phrymaceae, Styracaceae

Páramo pollen reference collection

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Study area description

Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica

Design description

genera according to Luteyn (1999)



Project Personnel

Content provider
A. M. Cleef



Study extent

páramo occurs between ~200 m and ~ 4500 m elevation

Sampling description

checklist by Luteyn (1999) has been followed

Quality control

scientific names are validated against The Plantlist (, Tropicos (, IPNI (

Method Steps

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Collection name

Páramo pollen reference collection

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Microscopic preparation


Hooghiemstra H. 1983 Pollen morphology of the Plantago species of the Colombian Andes and its application to fossil material. Rev. Acad. Colom. Cien. Exact. Fis. Nat. 15. (58): 41-65. Plantaginaceae, Pollen (PMBD, 185704426).

MURILLO,M.T. & BLESS,M.J.M. (1974) Spores of recent Colombian Pteridophyta I. Trilete Spores. Review Paleobotany Palynology 18, 223-269.
ISSN 0034-6667

MURILLO,M.T. & BLESS,M.J.M. (1978) Spores of recent colombian Pteridophyta II. Monolete Spores. Review Paleobotany Palynology 25, 29-35.
ISSN 0034-6667

Smit, A., 1978. Pollen morphology of Polylepis boyacensis Cuatrecasas, Acaena cylindristachya Ruiz et Pavon and Acaena elongata L. (Rosaceae) and its application to fossil material. Smit, A. Review Paleobotany Palynology 25 393-398.
ISSN 0034-6667

Van der Hammen T., Cleef, A.M., 1978 Pollenmorphology of Lysipomia H.B.K. and Rhizocephalum Wedd. (Campanulaceae) and the revision of the pollen determination "Valeriana" stenophylla Killip. Review Paleobotany Palynology 25. 367 - 376 - illus. (Sp) Palynology. Geog=4 Systematics: ANGIOSPERMAE (CAMPANULACEAE: RHIZOCEPHALUM) (KR, 197801452).
ISSN 0034-6667

Hoorn, C, Wesselingh, F.P., Ter Steege, H., Bermudez, M.A., Mora, A., Sevink, J., Sanmartin, I., Sanchez-Meseguer, A., Anderson, C.L., Figueiredo, J.P., Jaramillo, C., Riff, D., Negri, F.R., Hooghiemstra, H., Lundberg, J., Stadler, T., Sarkinen, T., Antonelli, A., 2010. Amazonia through Ttme: Andean uplift, climate Change, Landscape Evolution, and Biodiversity Science 330, 927-931.
ISSN: 0036-8075

HOOGHIEMSTRA, H., 1984. Vegetational and climatic history of the high plain of Bogotá, Colombia. Dissertationes Botanicae 79, 368 pp. Cramer, Vaduz.
ISBN10 3768214044