THE CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYGONUM PLANTS PRESENT IN THE ALEXANDRU BELDIE HERBARIUM PUBLISHED

Vechiu Emilia, Dincă L., Bratu I. vechiu.emilia@yahoo.com
Polygonum Genus contains over 300 species spread out in Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa. Most species of this Genus are used for treating different medical conditions, such as: heart failure, kidney failure, hemorrhoids, leucoreea, scrofula, acute respiratory infection and epistasis. A number of 186 plates that contain 41 Polygonum species are found in Al. Beldie Herbarium from INCDS ”Marin Drăcea” Bucharest. The majority of plants belong to the following species: Polygonum lapathifolium L., Polygonum aviculare L., Polygonum bistorta L., and Polygonum convolvulus L. The species were gathered between 1842 and 1996, with a maximum period between the 1930-1939 period. The plants were collected by renowned Romanian specialists such as Al. Beldie, S. Pașcovschi, A. Coman, At. Haralamb or C.C. Georgescu from Bucegi Mountains, Retezat Mountains, Bucharest, Buzău, Cluj, Constanța and Valea Prahovei. The purpose of this present paper is to describe certain Polygonum species present in the above-mentioned Herbarium.
Polygonum, species, properties
Biology applied in Agriculture
Presentation: oral

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