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Palynology vs. Paleobotany

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Palynologynoun

(science) The scientific study of spores, pollen and particulate organic matter in various matrices including the air (pollen counts), crime scenes, and sedimentary rocks.

Paleobotanynoun

The branch of paleontology that deals with the study of plant fossils.

Palynology

Palynology is literally the (from Greek: παλύνω, translit. palynō, and -logy) or of .

‘study of dust’; ‘strew, sprinkle’; ‘particles that are strewn’;

Paleobotanynoun

That branch of paleontology which treats of fossil plants.

Paleobotanynoun

the study of fossil plants

Paleobotany

Paleobotany, which is also spelled as palaeobotany, is the branch of botany dealing with the recovery and identification of plant remains from geological contexts, and their use for the biological reconstruction of past environments (paleogeography), and the evolutionary history of plants, with a bearing upon the evolution of life in general. A synonym is paleophytology.

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