Maria Dincă, Lucian Dincă, Diana Vasile
Full Text PDF | Androsace, botanists, herbarium, species.
”Marin Drăcea” National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry from Bucharest has in its possession a Herbarium with a rich collection of plants (approximately 60.000 plates) and which is registered in Index Herbarium. The Alexandru Beldie Herbarium consists of private donated collections as well as collections obtained through exchanges of plates. For the present article, 66 plates from the Herbarium were studied, namely the ones belonging to the Androsace genre. The plates were then systemized on species (19 to be specific), harvest year, place of origin and after the specialist that has gathered them. The Androsace species were harvested from Romania, as well as other countries and are in a very good conservation state, even though some species were harvested starting with the year 1840. Most species were gathered in the interval 1940-1949. The Al Beldie Herbarium offers significant historical data which is a valuable research resource, together with rich data concerning the species, their origin place and developing conditions.