Original paper

Development of the literature referring to the flora of North-West Poland from the 16th Century to the end of the 20th Century

Ziarnek, Magdalena


This paper refers to the history of development of botanical literature in present-day Polish Pomerania, the area of North-West Poland, bounded by the Vistula River valley to the east and the Warta River and the Noteć River valley to the south. The botanical literature referring to the flora of these areas is over 400 years old. The first publication was published in 1590. In the 16th and the 17th centuries, only a few papers were published, whereas the 19th century was a period of intensive development of studies on Pomerania's flora as well as the development of botanical literature on this subject. During this period, many local and regional floristic works were published for the first time. The beginning of the 20th century coincided with the development of the idea of nature conservation in these areas as well as the development of literature referencing the protection of the Pomerania's flora. Since the 1920s, more and more publications on phytosociological themes have been also published.


botanical literaturehistory of botanypomerania