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Wild edible plants of Belarus: from Rostafiński’s questionnaire of 1883 to the present
The responses to Rostafiński from 1883 present extremely valuable historical material as the use of wild food plants in Belarus has since undergone drastic changes, similar to those, which have taken place in other Eastern European countries.
The Use and Economic Value of Manna grass (Glyceria) in Poland from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century
Manna grass (mainly but not exclusively G. fluitans) used to be widely gathered in most lowland areas of the present territory of Poland and western and southern Belarus. It had an important function
Marsh woundwort, Stachys palustris L. (Lamiaceae): an overlooked food plant
The aim of this article is to study the geographical distribution and historical patterns of use of a little known root crop native to Europe—marsh woundwort Stachys palustris L. The species grows in
Collections of 18th Century Vilna Botanists in the Józef Jundziłł Herbarium
Summary The herbarium of Jσzef Jundziltl (1794–1877), a professor of botany at Vilna University, contains plants of the 18th century Vilna botanists: Jean Emmanuel Gilibert (1741–1814)and Johann
Lysenko Affair and Polish Botany
  • P. Köhler
  • History, Medicine
    Journal of the history of biology
  • 2011
It is shown that though Lysenko’s theories received political support, and were actively promoted by a small circle of scientists and Communist party activists, they were never accepted by most botanists.
[Lysenkoism in Polish botany].
  • P. Köhler
  • Medicine, History
    Kwartalnik historii nauki i techniki : Kwartal…
  • 2008
Lysenkoism in Poland was never an autonomous phenomenon; its role in facilitating the introduction of Lysenkoism was played also by the reorganization of science after World War Two, the isolation of Polish science from science in the West, as well as the damage it had suffered during the war.
The Life of Józef Warszewicz (1812–1866): the Kraków Period
Krakow in 1854. He worked on the reorganisation of the Botanical Garden and supervised new projects there. His activities contributed to an expansion of the Botanical Garden’s plant collections.
Józef Rostafiński's ethnobotanical enquiry of 1883 concerning Polish vernacular names and uses of plants
In 1883, Polish botanist Jozef Rostafinski distributed a questionnaire to Poles with knowledge of peasant culture, which was the most significant one at that time in regard of its size, issues included in the questions and the obtained results.