THE HERBARIUM FILES OF GYULA ERAZMUS NYÁRÁDY WHICH GOT ABROAD

Zsolt NAGY 1*
1 Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Târgu Mureș, Romania

The herbarium of Gyula Erazmus Nyárády has been assessed to contain around 90.000 sheets. During the past thirty years, the legacy of the famed botanist still found in public institutions and private collection across Romania and Hungary has been studied and processed by Kálmán Váczy, Sándor Bartha and especially Katalin Bartók. However, nothing is known about the sheets that had ended up outside Hungary or Romania. This study proposes to fill this gap to some extent: firstly, it draws attention to sheets from Nyárády’s herbarium found in the inventory of the world’s biggest botanical gardens, museums and universities of natural science; secondly, it goes into details about the circumstances of collecting the prepared taxa, and the conclusions that can be drawn from this; it presents the reasons why some sheets got abroad; and it adds more data to reconstruct Nyárády’s social network. It also indicates that the heritage, now known to consist of around 90.000 sheets, can be completed with the sheets found abroad.