The Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum (CPS) is a society of palynologists in the Scandinavian countries. CPS was established in 1969 by Professor Gunnar Erdtman and a group of Nordic palynologists with the aim to stimulate the interest for palynology and to coordinate palynological research in the Nordic countries.

The association was also to ensure the continuity and edition of the journal Grana Palynologica (now GRANA) and the World Pollen and Spore Flora (WPSF).

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GRANA is an international journal of palynology and aerobiology published under the auspices of the Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum (CPS) in affiliation with the International Association for Aerobiology (IAA).

GRANA articles appear online prior to the printed issue once they are in publication format. Click the 'latest articles' tab on GRANA's website at T&F.

Read more of and about GRANA here. Interested in submitting an article?

Current issue

Vol. 59, 2020, No. 6


Karen Caroline Calçada dos Santos-Teixeira , Rebeca Politano Romanini , Maria das Graças Lapa Wanderley & Cynthia Fernandes Pinto da Luz

Palynotaxonomy of Aechmea subgenus Ortgiesia (Regel) Mez (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae) - 399–427


Neda Atazadeh , Masoud Sheidai , Farideh Attar , Farrokh Ghahremaninejad & Fahimeh Koohdar

A palynological study of genus Cousinia Cass. (Family Asteraceae), sections Cynaroideae Bunge and Platyacanthae Rech. f. - 428–443

Marzia Boi , Elena Sulis & Gianluigi Bacchetta

Pollen morphology of Helianthemum caput-felis Boiss. (Cistaceae) - 443–453


Saeed Mohsenzadeh , Masoud Sheidai , Farrokh Ghahremaninejad & Fahimeh Koohdar

A palynological study of the genus Plantago (Plantaginaceae) - 454–465


Claire G. Williams

Atmospheric layering during peak pine pollen season - 466–475


Ioan Tanțău , Maurice Reille , Sorina Farcas , Roxana Grindean & Jacques-Louis De Beaulieu

EPDB: 47. Mlaca T˘atarilor peat bog, Southern Transylvania (Romania) - 476–478


CPS is proud original constitution member of the IFPS – the International Federation of Palynological Societies. The IFPS recently has uploaded a new website.

The website's background image by Friðgeir Grímsson shows a choice of pollen taxa from the Middle Miocene of the Lavanttal Basin, Austria. Many of these have already been published in GRANA. For more information, please visit Friðgeirs website.