CURIOSITIES ABOUT THE ARTEMISIA COLLECTIONS FROM “ALEXANDRU BELDIE” HERBARIUM

ILIE-COSMIN CÂNTAR, MARIA DINCĂ

Abstract


          The present paper presents show characteristic aspects of Artemisia samples present in „Alexandru Beldie” Herbarium. The first part of the article presents some characteristics of this herbarium hosted by „Marin Drăcea” National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry. The material consisted of 187 vouchers that contain Artemisia samples. These vouchers were synthesized in order to emphasize the main characteristics of this genus. As such, the development dynamic of these collections was created and graphically rendered over time, followed by a map with the main European harvesting areas from where samples were collected. Romanian and foreign botanic personalities that have identified and archived Artemisia plants in this herbarium are also mentioned. The article ends with an emphasis of the usage and importance of plants belonging to this genus.


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