Plant Species from”Al. Beldie” Herbarium - Orobanche Genre – Short Description

Virgil Scărlătescu, Diana Vasile, Lucian Dincă

Abstract


”Marin Drăcea” National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry has in its possession a herbarium registered in Index Herbarium, with a collection of approximately 60.000 plant plates. The AlexandruBeldie Herbarium is composed of donated particular collections as well as collections obtained through an exchange of plates. For the present article, 79 plates belonging to the Orobanche genre present in the herbarium were studied. The plates were grouped on species (33 genre species), harvest year, origin place and the specialists who gathered them. The species from Orobanche genre were harvested from Romania, France, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria etc. by renowned botanists from Romania and abroad and are in a good conservation state, even though the samples from the herbarium were harvested starting with the year 1824. The most numerous species of this genre were described from a morphological point of view, namely: Orobanche alba Stephan ex Willd. (18 plates), Orobanche ramosa L. (6), Orobanche lutea Baumg. (5), Orobanche caryophyllacea Sm. (5), Orobanche coeruleaVill. (4), Orobanche picridis F.W.Schultz (3).


Keywords


collection, conservation, Herbarium, harvested, plant species

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