Book ID: 100321
Istanbul Florasi Arastirmalari (Researches on the Flora of Istanbul (Collectors, Herbaria, Floras, Botanic Gardens, Sources)). 2002. illus. 127 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.- Turkish, with English summary.
In this study the researches and publications concerned with the floraof Istanbul for 450 years were summarized. It was given the informationabout backgrounds and publications of collectors who had created collections by searching the area of Istanbul between 1553 and 1965. Thefirst studies on the issue of growing ornamental in Istanbul were gotto work by the establishment of Topkapi Palace in the year of 1465. Inthe course of time, the garden's types being particular to Istanbulwere gotten and one part of them was provided to export. Some part ofornamentals and trees were conveyed to European countries by someforeign collectors. Unfortunately a unique study telling thequalities and names of approximately 2500 taxon in the region, wasn'tprepared up until today although being some studies over the issue ofIstanbul's plants have been continued for 450 years. In this case, themain reason of the failure are neglect and not creating a positiveenvironment.