About 700 exsiccata of plants belonging to Marquis Novarina di Spigno (known as Marquis De Spin) have been found among the collections of the Herbarium Generale at the Department of Plant Biology of the University of Torino, Italy (TO-HG). In the first half of the 19th century De Spin was the owner, in San Sebastiano Po, of one of the most prestigious private gardens of Piemonte, which played an important role in the acclimatization and introduction of exotic plants. His exsiccata were found in institutional collections established at the beginning of the 19th century, in the herbaria of Giovan Battista Balbis, Luigi Colla and Carlo Bertero. These exsiccata represent an important example of the plants cultivated at S. Sebastiano Po, which up to now have only been quoted in the “Catalogues” published by De Spin between 1804 and 1823. The correspondence with others authors was essential to the analysis of these exsiccata; furthermore, it helped to recognize the network of relationships that the Marquis kept with several European botanists and botanical gardens, which contributed to the introduction and diffusion of several new plant species and to the knowledge of exotic flora.

Il Marchese Novarina di Spigno (1760-1832): “Cataloghi” del Giardino, corrispondenza e scambi di exsiccata. Prime note

GUGLIELMONE, Laura;FORNERIS, Giuliana
2008

Abstract

About 700 exsiccata of plants belonging to Marquis Novarina di Spigno (known as Marquis De Spin) have been found among the collections of the Herbarium Generale at the Department of Plant Biology of the University of Torino, Italy (TO-HG). In the first half of the 19th century De Spin was the owner, in San Sebastiano Po, of one of the most prestigious private gardens of Piemonte, which played an important role in the acclimatization and introduction of exotic plants. His exsiccata were found in institutional collections established at the beginning of the 19th century, in the herbaria of Giovan Battista Balbis, Luigi Colla and Carlo Bertero. These exsiccata represent an important example of the plants cultivated at S. Sebastiano Po, which up to now have only been quoted in the “Catalogues” published by De Spin between 1804 and 1823. The correspondence with others authors was essential to the analysis of these exsiccata; furthermore, it helped to recognize the network of relationships that the Marquis kept with several European botanists and botanical gardens, which contributed to the introduction and diffusion of several new plant species and to the knowledge of exotic flora.
Il Patrimonio della Scienza. Le collezioni di interesse scientifico
Torino
10-12 novembre 2004
Atti del XIV Congresso ANMS. Il Patrimonio della Scienza. Le collezioni di interesse storico.
Associazione nazionale Musei scientifici
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giardini privati dell’Ottocento, Novarina di Spigno, G.B. Balbis, introduzione piante esotiche, Erbario dell’Università di Torino (TO).
Guglielmone, Laura; Beniamino, Irma; Forneris, Giuliana
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