Ciprian Tudor, Cristinel Constandache, Maria Dincă ”Marin Drăcea” National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry
The collection of vascular plants from Equisetum Genus, contains approximatively 19th different taxa, with distinct appearance, belonging of Pteridophyta division, Equisetopsida class. As such, the goal of the present article is to understanding the modality of preserving these species into the “Alexandru Beldie” Herbarium. The current state of the article in the field of research, highlights the botanical values from the past, with implications in present through the ways of promoting the interests of national patrimony. As materials, it was used 88 vouchers harvested in period 1852-1993, mainly from Southern Carpathians, Bucegi Mountains group. The adopted methods were focused on the determination of conservation degree, period of harvesting and so on. The degree of novelty is represented by the multitude of vouchers collected from the entire Europe, by the famous botanists during the interbellic period. The results are based on the inventory of plants from Equisetum Genus preserved in “Al. Beldie” Herbarium, 19 species were identified, namely in order: Equisetum arvense L., Equisetum heleocharis Ehrh., Equisetum hyemale L., Equisetum limosum L., Equisetum maximum Lam., Equisetum palustre L., Equisetum pratense L., Equisetum ramosissimum Desf., Equisetum scirpoides Michx., Equisetum sylvaticum L.., Equisetum telmateia Ehrh., Equisetum trachyodon A. Br, and Equisetum variegatum Schleich. The most number of recordings were found for Equisetum arvense (19 vouchers) and Equisetum hyemale (17 vouchers), followed by Equisetum paluste L. (9 vouchers), Equisetum sylvaticum (9 vouchers), Equisetum linosum L. (5 vouchers) and Equisetum maximum Lam. (4 vouchers). The research limitations are conditioned by the identification of the habitats and the lack of Equisetum species from the Romanian flora which not reflect the possibility to discover the new taxa and how to protect them by damages. It’s important to have knowledge in recognising the species, for further research studies which are not implemented yet.
conservation degree, Equisetum genus, taxa, vascular plant, voucher.
field crops and pastures
Presentation: poster