Hampshire Museums Service

Fossils, rocks and minerals

Plant collection

The fossil plant collection contains isolated specimens frequently preserved on matrix blocks. These specimens were collected from the marine and particularly terrestrial deposits of the Quaternary, Paleogene and Cretaceous periods of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

No type specimens are present in the collection although certain individual specimens provide new or previously unrecorded information on species ecology, pathology, range, distribution and preservation. Plant remains are poorly represented in the collection, mainly by fruits, leaves and wood.

Paleogene Pinus
Paleogene Pinus