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Il Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università di Firenze – Le collezioni botaniche

Le collezioni botaniche
  • Edited by:
  • Mauro Raffaelli,

The Natural History Museum of the University of Florence, founded in 1775 by Grand-Duke Pietro Leopold, is the oldest scientific museum in Europe. With this second volume on the Botanical Collection, Florence University Press continues its series dedicated to the six Sections of the Museum. The first part of the volume recounts the birth of botanical sciences in Florence and the history of the museum collections from sixteenth century to today. Then follows the second part which describes the historical and modern Herbaria, for each of which the main events that went to their formation, the importance of the plants they contain and biographical information on those who built the collections are described. The third section expounds the other collections in the Botanical Section of the Museum, among which of particular interest are the wax models of plants and fruits, manufactured by the old Grand-ducal Ceroplastics Laboratory, the wood collection, plaster of Paris mushrooms and the eighteenth century still life paintings of fruits and vegetables by Bartolomeo Bimbi. Finally, the last part illustrates the importance that herbaria play today in modern scientific research, drawing attention to the fact that they are an archive that holds taxonomical, chorological and ecological information in function of the plants they contain, as well as historical-biographical information on the scholars who, through their efforts, built up the collections.

  • Keywords:
  • Storia Naturale,
  • Botanica,
  • Biologia,
  • Museo di storia naturale,
  • Firenze,
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Mauro Raffaelli

University of Florence, Italy

Mauro Raffaelli, full professor of Botany, is Director of the Department of Plant Biology and President of the Centro Studi Erbario Tropicale dell'Università di Firenze (Centre for Tropical Herbarium Studies of the University of Florence). He has been in charge of the Botany Section of the Museum and Director of the Journal Webbia. He is the author of many contributions on plant taxonomy of Italian and Mediterranean flora. Over the last few years he has mainly dedicated himself to studying the flora of Dhofar (Oman), outlining the chorological-ecological aspects and describing several new species.
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Book Title

Il Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università di Firenze – Le collezioni botaniche

Book Subtitle

Le collezioni botaniche

Editors

Mauro Raffaelli

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

352

Publication Year

2009

Copyright Information

© 2009 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-8453-956-4

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978-88-8453-955-7

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978-88-8453-956-4

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978-88-9273-847-8

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Cataloghi e collezioni

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2704-5854

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2704-6044

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