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1 June 2017 L'importance des échantillons corses dans les herbiers genevois
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Jeanmonod, D. (2017). Importance of Corsican specimens in the Geneva herbaria. Candollea 72 : 133–142. In French, English and French abstracts.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15553/c2017v721a9

The Geneva herbaria contain about 100,000 specimens collected in Corsica, resulting in the interest of the Geneva botanists, e.g. John Briquet (1870–1931) for this insular mountain. 40 % of the collections are represented in the institutional database, with 331 collectors, the most frequent being notably R. Deschâtres, J. Gamisans, and R. de Litardière. According to the database, the collection dates range from 1803 to 2015 with four major peaks during the 20th century. Ca. 250 types specimens are represented in Geneva. The geographical areas of the island are covered in a fairly homogeneous way, whereas the altitudinal belts from 0 to 100 m have the maximum coverage. All families and 95.7 % of specific and infraspecific taxa of native flora are present in the Geneva Corsican collections. Only 197 taxa of the wild flora of the island are absent, corresponding mainly to rare, very rare or extinct taxa. These are mostly xenophytes, generally subspontaneous. These herbaria contributed a paramount wealth of information to the knowledge of Corsican botany scattered in nine research fields : flora, taxonomy, cartography, historical data, recent plant invasions, future invasions scenarios, molecular systematics and population genetics, Red List, and high biodiversity areas.

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Daniel Jeanmonod "L'importance des échantillons corses dans les herbiers genevois," Candollea 72(1), 133-142, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.15553/c2017v721a9
Published: 1 June 2017
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