HOEFFT’S HERBARIUM FROM THE CAUCASUS
Shcherbakov A.V., Reier Ü., Grinchenko O.S. HOEFFT’S HERBARIUM FROM THE CAUCASUS // Arid ecosystems. 2020. V. 26. № 4 (85). P. 46-50. | PDF
In this article we present a history of F.A. Hoefft’s botanical works carried out in the North Caucasus, as well as places and amounts of his herbariums and how they made their way into various herbariums of Russia and Europe. It was determined that Hoefft’s herbarium of about 7000-8000 pieces, including its Caucasian part of 1800-2100 pieces, is a highly valuable botanical collection of the middle XIX century. Its importance is underestimated by the modern researchers due to the fact that by the beginning of the World War I many of those who studied Caucasian flora had left the University of Yuryev, and a quarter of the entire collection had been evacuated into the inner Russia to eventually come back only in the mid-1950s. It is highly recommended to resume the publication of “Flora Caucasica Critica” to introduce the Caucasian herbarium of F.A. Hoefft to the scientific circles again.
Keywords: F.A. Hoefft, flora of the North Caucasus, herbarium of the University of Tartu.