The Bioversity Herbarium project
13/01/2014
Herbarium is a collection of
dried and classified plant specimens

Middle Ages:
“Herbaria” are
painted codes of
medicinal ...
Aim of the Bioversity Herbarium project
First 10 months
Volunteers involved
Startup

Scientific value
Case study to invest...
Contacts

Herbarium of “La Sapienza”
University - Rome

Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry
- Saint Petersburg

Helmut Knu...
Steps for the herbarium implementation
a)
b)
c)

Collecting missions
Drying process
Mounting process
d)
e)

Identification...
Collecting missions/sites – collecting form

Bioversity surrounding areas
Vasche di Maccarese (WWF)
Oasi Macchiagrande (WW...
Collecting missions/equipment

Canister (vascolo)
Notebook for drawings

Plastic bags
Camera

The calculation of the point...
Drying process
Mounting process/materials
A3 sheets (29,7 x 42,1 cm)
Strips of paper
Pins (nickel-plated), sewing
thread or glue ?

repre...
Mounting process/ specimens composition
Fold the samples with
acute angles
Cut the samples
Small bags for seeds or
acciden...
macroscopic characters

microscopic characters

Identification of the samples

11
Identification of the samples/scientific discussion

IPFI
(Index Plantarum Florae
Italicae)
Labeling
Refrigeration process
• low temperatures to eliminate:
spores, eggs and larvae
• plastic cover for the samples
to prevent ...
Storage
taxonomic criterion (IPFI)
Preservation
THREATS: mushrooms and
insects (gen. Coleoptera,
Lepidoptera and Dermaptera)

1. Low humidity
2. Away from ex...
Computerized data
Display results and statistics
Bioversity sorrounding areas:
8 CWR
25 “wild flowers”
29 edibles
10 toxic
7 exotic (6 invas...
Display results
Brassica napus

19
Opportunities and future challenges
Create a collaboration with the
LEONARDO DA VINCI INSTITUTE
to collect the cultivated ...
Bioversity herbarium project in figures

15 missions
156 samples
103 different species
39 families
5 presses
1 freezer
168...
A great experience....Brassica incana
A great experience....Brassica incana
Thank you!
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Bioversity International has created a small herbarium - dried and classified plant specimens - of plants found in the Rome-Fiumicino-Maccarese area. This project is an attempt to get more involved with the community and environment surrounding our headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Find out more about our other work: www.bioversityinternational.org

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    1. 1. The Bioversity Herbarium project 13/01/2014
    2. 2. Herbarium is a collection of dried and classified plant specimens Middle Ages: “Herbaria” are painted codes of medicinal plants XVI century: “Horti vivi” and “Horti sicci”. Luca Ghini (14901556): herbarium as a scientific instrument XIX century: the Today: value: Current herbarium becomes a fad Digital herbaria with scanned Taxonomy samples and relational Biodiversity databases 2
    3. 3. Aim of the Bioversity Herbarium project First 10 months Volunteers involved Startup Scientific value Case study to investigate on the biodiversity in the agricultural landscapes. Initial focus on: CWR, “wild flowers” and local cultivated varieties for the territory of Fiumicino Educational value Popular science Collaboration with other organizations and institutions
    4. 4. Contacts Herbarium of “La Sapienza” University - Rome Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry - Saint Petersburg Helmut Knupffer-Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) 4
    5. 5. Steps for the herbarium implementation a) b) c) Collecting missions Drying process Mounting process d) e) Identification of the samples Labeling f) g) h) Refrigeration process Storage Preservation i) Computerized data
    6. 6. Collecting missions/sites – collecting form Bioversity surrounding areas Vasche di Maccarese (WWF) Oasi Macchiagrande (WWF) Castel di Guido Maccarese – Fregene coast
    7. 7. Collecting missions/equipment Canister (vascolo) Notebook for drawings Plastic bags Camera The calculation of the points on the maps GPS 7
    8. 8. Drying process
    9. 9. Mounting process/materials A3 sheets (29,7 x 42,1 cm) Strips of paper Pins (nickel-plated), sewing thread or glue ? representative samples were plasticized for educational purposes
    10. 10. Mounting process/ specimens composition Fold the samples with acute angles Cut the samples Small bags for seeds or accidentally detached parts of the sample 10
    11. 11. macroscopic characters microscopic characters Identification of the samples 11
    12. 12. Identification of the samples/scientific discussion IPFI (Index Plantarum Florae Italicae)
    13. 13. Labeling
    14. 14. Refrigeration process • low temperatures to eliminate: spores, eggs and larvae • plastic cover for the samples to prevent condensation
    15. 15. Storage taxonomic criterion (IPFI)
    16. 16. Preservation THREATS: mushrooms and insects (gen. Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Dermaptera) 1. Low humidity 2. Away from excessive heat 3. Away from the dust PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL treatments High risk groups Low risk groups ASTERACEAE APIACEAE BRASSICACEAE CAMPANULACEAE LILIACEAE RANUNCULACEAE ROSACEAE ARECACEAE CONIFERAE CRYPTOGAMAE CYPERACEAE PTERIDOPHYTA
    17. 17. Computerized data
    18. 18. Display results and statistics Bioversity sorrounding areas: 8 CWR 25 “wild flowers” 29 edibles 10 toxic 7 exotic (6 invasive) Bioversity International 18
    19. 19. Display results Brassica napus 19
    20. 20. Opportunities and future challenges Create a collaboration with the LEONARDO DA VINCI INSTITUTE to collect the cultivated varieties and with the PROGRAMMA NATURA’s visitors for the wild species Expand our RANGE belong to European and national NETWORKS (BIOCASE, AnArchive, Index Herbariorum) Maintain a special section of the BIOVERSITY LIBRARY CATALOGUE GIS WEB APPLICATION
    21. 21. Bioversity herbarium project in figures 15 missions 156 samples 103 different species 39 families 5 presses 1 freezer 1685,14 € budget
    22. 22. A great experience....Brassica incana
    23. 23. A great experience....Brassica incana
    24. 24. Thank you!

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