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Betony (Betonica officinalis) in Stehag – a piece of living plant history.

Thell, Arne LU (2016) In Festgaben aus Floras Füllhorn, Pomonas Gärten und vom Helikon. Eine Blütenlese kultur- und kunsthistorischer Beiträge zum 65. Geburtstag von Gerd-Helge Vogel p.22-225
Abstract
Betony, Betonica officinalis L., is one of
the rarest plants in Scandinavia and has the longest
documented history. It was reported at the parish of
Stehag in Skåne, southernmost Sweden, by the Danish
humanist and publisher Christiern Pedersen as
early as 1534, one of the world’s oldest records where
a species is tied to a specific locality. Literature and
collections testify that Betony was commoner in the
past, when meadows were a significant part of the
landscape. A recent survey shows that only about 150
individual plants remain at five locations in western
Central Skåne, a northwestern outpost of its Eurasian
distribution. Betony is reviewed here through 500
years of documentation in... (More)
Betony, Betonica officinalis L., is one of
the rarest plants in Scandinavia and has the longest
documented history. It was reported at the parish of
Stehag in Skåne, southernmost Sweden, by the Danish
humanist and publisher Christiern Pedersen as
early as 1534, one of the world’s oldest records where
a species is tied to a specific locality. Literature and
collections testify that Betony was commoner in the
past, when meadows were a significant part of the
landscape. A recent survey shows that only about 150
individual plants remain at five locations in western
Central Skåne, a northwestern outpost of its Eurasian
distribution. Betony is reviewed here through 500
years of documentation in Scandinavian literature
and collections. (Less)
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Festgaben aus Floras Füllhorn, Pomonas Gärten und vom Helikon. Eine Blütenlese kultur- und kunsthistorischer Beiträge zum 65. Geburtstag von Gerd-Helge Vogel
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Kandt, Kevin E.; Lissok, Michael; and
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17 pages
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Verlag Ludwig
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978-3-86935-281-7
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  abstract     = {Betony, Betonica officinalis L., is one of<br/>the rarest plants in Scandinavia and has the longest<br/>documented history. It was reported at the parish of<br/>Stehag in Skåne, southernmost Sweden, by the Danish<br/>humanist and publisher Christiern Pedersen as<br/>early as 1534, one of the world’s oldest records where<br/>a species is tied to a specific locality. Literature and<br/>collections testify that Betony was commoner in the<br/>past, when meadows were a significant part of the<br/>landscape. A recent survey shows that only about 150<br/>individual plants remain at five locations in western<br/>Central Skåne, a northwestern outpost of its Eurasian<br/>distribution. Betony is reviewed here through 500<br/>years of documentation in Scandinavian literature<br/>and collections.},
  author       = {Thell, Arne},
  editor       = {Kandt, Kevin E. and Lissok, Michael},
  isbn         = {978-3-86935-281-7},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {22--225},
  publisher    = {Verlag Ludwig},
  series       = {Festgaben aus Floras Füllhorn, Pomonas Gärten und vom Helikon. Eine Blütenlese kultur- und kunsthistorischer Beiträge zum 65. Geburtstag von Gerd-Helge Vogel},
  title        = {Betony (Betonica officinalis) in Stehag – a piece of living plant history.},
  year         = {2016},
}