AGROSTIS SPECIES PRESENT IN THE “ALEXANDRU BELDIE” HERBARIUM FROM “MARIN DRĂCEA” NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN FORESTRY
Well represented within Al. Beldie Herbarium from „Marin Drăcea” National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry, the Agrostis Genus stands out through the important number of plates that contain plants representative for this Genus, as well as through the information contained within it. This information relates to the plants’ gathering places, covering almost our entire country, and to the renowned specialists that have contributed to the collection’s development, gathering or identifying plants belonging to the Agrostis Genus.
The present paper summarises and presents the Agrostis species present in the Herbarium based on their gathering place and year, as well as after the specialists that has collected them. Furthermore, the most important Agrostis species are described based on the abundance from the Herbarium’s maps, their rarity or endangerment in the natural environment.
The paper starts with a description of the Herbarium, continuing with presenting the studied material (93 plates that contain 21 Agrostis species). The materials and methods used for elaborating the present paper are then presented together with a systematization of plants and the description of the most important ones.
From the Agrostis Genus, the Herbarium accommodates a sample of a species that appears in the Red Book of vascular plants from Romania (Agrostis alpina Scop.). Furthermore, the Herbarium can also take pride of old plants with an historical value, collected almost 150 years ago (Agrostis maritima DC, 1874, Coulon, France).
In addition, the present paper presents a graphic of gathering periods for the plants belonging to this Genus, followed by a map of their gathering places from Romania.
The conclusions present some important aspects regarding the Agrostis species and samples present in the above-mentioned Herbarium.
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