Lajos Balogh

Lajos Balogh
Savaria Museum, Hungary, Szombathely · Natural History Department

PhD

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Additional affiliations
September 1991 - present
Savaria Museum
Position
  • botanist museologist
Education
January 2008 - December 2008
Museum Education And Training Center
Field of study
  • museum management skills
September 2005 - February 2008
Janus Pannonius University
Field of study
  • vegetation science
September 1995 - June 1998
Janus Pannonius University
Field of study
  • biology high school teacher

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Publications (116)
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The Reader is holding a scientific book on the protected plants of Vas County in a Hungarian area, which became one of the first and best explored in terms of scientific knowledge of the flora of Hungary for nearly four and a half centuries. The subject has only been dealt with in similar depth and with similar textual and pictorial rigour in books...
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SAVARIA a Vas Megyei Múzeumok Értesítője (SAVARIA Bulletin of Museums of County Vas) 42: 7-21. — The Savaria Museum in Szombathely acquired the herbarium of Fr. Sándor János Nagy, priest and teacher, from Jánosháza Museum in 2014. It consists of 187 herbarium sheets in two sheaves. Its importance lies mainly in its period of collection, as little o...
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Helianthus tuberosus agg., an herbaceous perennial plant from the Asteraceae family, is native to North America and was introduced as a crop to Europe in the seventeenth century. The status of this plant has been rather controversial in the Carpathian Basin. This paper reviews its taxonomy, chorology, and ethnobotany in this region, using data obta...
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Jelen közleményünk annak a sorozatnak a hatodik része, melynek célja a Magyarország edényes növényfajainak elterjedési atlasza térképeinek kiegészítése, főként aktuális előfordulási adatokkal. Ezúttal 389 edényes taxon előfordulási adatait közöljük az ország szinte egész területéről (mintegy 117 flóratérképezési kvadrátból), de legnagyobb számban a...
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The collection of illustrations for Vas County Museum’s National History Collection is linked with a court judge and botanist: Dr Gyula Gáyer. The first part of this paper (Balogh & Vadász 2017) covers events up to its inauguration. The second contains an album of the pictures and sizes up the material. Of its 777 items, 733 have a known origin: 80...
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Bryofloristical data from Ság Hills (NW Hungary). The bryophyte flora of Ság Hills has been first explored by Ernő Horváth, who collected some samples in 1970–1980s from the territory. Based on his herbarium data and recent fieldwork, so far 36 moss taxa are known from Ság Hills, 25 of them are new for the territory. Remarkable species are the foll...
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A szerzők két, korábban Magyarországról nem ismert, a Rubiaceae családhoz tartozó faj első adatát közlik. A Délnyugat-Ázsiából származó, dísznövényként Európában szórványosan ülte­tett piros szálkanyak (Phuopsis stylosa) a Vas megyei Csákánydoroszló község közúti árkának degradált mezofil gyepjében telepedett meg. A Mediterráneumban őshonos kőfali...
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The second manager of Vas County Museum Natural History Department, botanist dr. Gyula Gáyer, besides researching the flora of the region, also developed the museum’s botanical collections. He also created a photographic corpus, which meant that Vas County Museum was the first in the country to establish a systematic collection of this nature, prov...
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The most prolific herbalist from Vas County so far is Vilmos Piers (1838–1920), a natural history teacher from the onetime military secondary school in Kőszeg. The largest, separately treated unit in the Savaria Museum Herbarium (SAMU), referred to as a historic collection, is Vilmos Piers’ herbarium. Following a recent communication on the algae i...
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(Abstract in Hungarian) — Oral presentation see: http://videotorium.hu/hu/recordings/details/12452,Castor_fiber_ante_portas_-_Hod_Szombathely_falainal_
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A Fallopia sectio Reynoutria (óriáskeserűfű) fajok kelet-ázsiai eredetűek, de napjainkban a világ számos pontján előfordulnak. Európába a XIX. században dísznövényként kerültek be egyes fajok. Fő hatóanyagaik között cserzőanyagok, fenolkarbonsavak, flavonoidok, stilbének (pl. rezveratrol) és antrakinonok (p. emodin) említhetők, amelyek számos élett...
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Dr. Antal Waisbecker (1835–1916) was a Hungarian physician and the most prominent botanist of Vas county (West Hungary) at the turn of the 19–20th century. He contributed with important floristic data for the botanical monography of Vas county, authored by Vince Borbás. He processed the pteridophytes of Vas county and cormophytes in the surrounding...
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The biggest of the Savaria Museum’s plant collections handled separately as a historical collection unit is the herbarium of Vilmos Piers (1838–1920), teacher of natural history at the military lower Realschule in Kőszeg. The study presents the algae in it, while also summarizing the life of the collector and the herbarium’s contents. The collectio...
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1. Az Apium repens (Jacq.) Lagasca új előfordulása a Szigetközben 2. A Limonium gmelinii (Willd.) Kuntze subsp. hungaricum (Klokov) Soó alkalmi megjelenései útpadkákon 3. Az Asparagus verticillatus L. elvadulásának első hazai adatáról 4. A Digitalis lanata Ehrh. új előfordulása Kemencén (Börzsöny) 5. Balkáni csillagvirág (Prospero paratheticum Spet...
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Background Ethnoveterinary medicine is a topic of growing interest among ethnobiologists, and is integral to the agricultural practices of many ethnic groups across the globe. The ethnoveterinary pharmacopoeia is often composed of ingredients available in the local environment, and may include plants, animals and minerals, or combinations thereof,...
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The Pannon Seed Bank Project (2010–2014) and its results (Conference paper in Hungarian)
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Beythe-garden – Richer living environment in the Open Air Museum of Vas County, Szombathely, Hungary (Article in Hungarian)
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The publication makes proposals for choosing the species of the “Teachers’ Tree” to be planted in Szombathely with tradition creation purposes. First of all, it recommends the Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) that is one of the world's most beautiful and longest-living trees, having a large number of cultural and historical traditions attached to i...
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Novenynev.hu, the website of the terminology of Hungarian plant names (Chapter in Hungarian)
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[V spomin vojaku in botaniku Vilmosu Piersu (1838–1920) v Kőszegu] – [Article in Hungarian]
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Aqueous and organic extracts of 27 selected species from five genera (Fallopia, Oxyria, Persicaria, Polygonum and Rumex) of the family Polygonaceae occurring in the Carpathian Basin were screened in vitro for antiproliferative activity against HeLa (cervix epithelial adenocarcinoma), A431 (skin epidermoid carcinoma) and MCF7 (breast epithelial aden...
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Nagybacon and the surroundings settlements are located in Erdély, Erdővidék, in the county Kovaszna (Transylvania, Covasna, Romania) inhabited by about 4000 inhabitants, mostly (88%) of Hungarian nationality. Altough the village is provided by permanent medical and veterinary service, as well as by pharmacy, people use medicinal plants in their eve...
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Dr. József Jeanplong, der ehemalige Professor an der Universität für Agrarwissenschaften in Gödöllô, war ein Botaniker mit Wurzeln im Komitat Vas. Ein Teil seiner Pflanzensammlung befindet sich in Gödöllô, ein anderer Teil im Savaria Museum aufbewahrt. In der vorliegenden Studie wird der revidierte Inhalt des letzteren Teils publiziert. Die 1.524 f...
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Half thousand years of the Hungarian medical language – Memorial lectures dedicated to György Lencsés in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Budapest, 18. October 2013 (article in Hungarian)
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Since the phase out of the traditionally used methyl-bromide, stored product insects in large granaries and flour mills are usually fumigated with phosphine-based pesticides world-wide. This fumigation practice has also been applied by several museums in Hungary in the last decade. Investigating the catastrophic consequences of such a museum fumiga...
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The biological diversity of the habitat is a requirement for a stable ecosystem formation. The species that are new to an area could be either non-naturalising casual newcomers or naturalized ones which got adapted to their new environment. The question is which of them can be qualified as invasive species. The purple foxglove ran wild at some plac...
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Der Bedarf nach einer der landschaftsgetreuen Einbettung des Dorfmuseums, der grünen Insel der Stadt Szombathely, wurde bereits ab Mitte der 1990er formuliert. Ab dieser Zeit wurde in dem Dorfmuseum unter der Leitung des Professors Attila T. Szabó der Beythe-(ethnobotanische) Garten betrieben. Dessen Traditionen wurden 2008 widerbelebt und die Inha...
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Hungarian and international activity on plant invasion [Chapter in Hungarian] — http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Chinese pokeweed (Phytolacca esculenta van Houtte) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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American pokeweed (Phytolacca americana L.) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Bohemian (Fallopia ×bohemica (Chrtek & Chrtková) J. P. Bailey), Japanese (Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr.), and Sakhalin knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis (F. Schm.) Ronse Decr.) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Indian strawberry (Potentilla indica (G. Jackson) Th. Wolf) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Japanese hop (Humulus japonicus Sieb. et Zucc.) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.), stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus Nutt.), cheerful sunflower (Helianthus ×laetiflorus Pers.) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera Royle) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii Franchet) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata L.) [Chapter in Hungarian] – http://www.emk.nyme.hu/fileadmin/dokumentumok/emk/novenytan/novenytan/kiadvanyok/egyeb/invazios.pdf
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Inhabitants of some Transylvanian farms in Romania have a valuable archaic knowledge of medicinal plants because of their isolation and the insufficiency of official medical treatment. In this work we present ethnobotanical data about the use of medicinal plant taxa for various respiratory diseases in the villages Lövéte and Nagybacon. Altogether 3...
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In the present study, species were selected from the new Red List of the vascular flora of Hungary which can be regarded as a weed. For each species, current conservation status and the most important traits were assessed. Altogether 149 weed species were found to be at risk according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) cat...
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Die vorliegende Publikation macht die Resultate der Bestimmung der in West-Ungarn in den 1960ern, 70ern und 80ern hauptsächlich von Ernô Horváth, Tamás Kiss, sowie János Imre Barbalics gesammelten, und in dem Savaria Museum aufbewahrten Moosexemplare bekannt. Insgesamt 106 Moostaxone des Sammlungsteils welches 374 Rekorde beinhaltet, wurden identif...
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(Popular science paper in Hungarian) — (www.vasiszemle.hu)
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A címben jelölt szavak magyarításáról. / On rendering the terms 'E-mail', 'invasive plant' and 'invasive animal' into Hungarian language [a reader’s letter] [in Hungarian]
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Although in the neighbouring countries several perennial Helianthus taxa have been recorded in the last decade, in Romania only three have been identified so far. The literature and herbaria data of Târgu-Mures date back to the end of the XIXth century, and only refer to H. × multiflorus and H. tuberosus. The aim of this study was to identify the p...
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The scientific world widely celebrated in the Netherlands in 1926 the 400th birth anniversary of the greatest naturalist of the 16th century. The author wrote the detailed professional profile of the scientist, based on a huge source material, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death. An important period of Clusius' life is bound to Va...
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Humulus japonicus Siebold et Zucc. (Cannabaceae), a new alien species of the Ukrainian flora. — Data on floristic records of Humulus japonicus Siebold et Zucc. (Сannabaceae), a new alien species of the Ukrainian flora, are reported. Morphological characteristics, chorologic (primary and secondary areas), ecological and coenotic peculiarities of the...
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Die Studie zeigt das Leben, Schaffen und Verzeichnis der Werke des Botanikers, Dr. József Jeanplong (1919–2006). Ab dem Jahr 1950 hat an der Universität in Budapest, dann im Jahre 1959 an der Agrarwissenschaftlichen Universität in der Stadt Gödöllô Botanik, Landschaft- und Naturschutz, sowie tropische Botanik unterrichtet. In erster Linie beschäfti...
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Since its creation, the Vas County Museum, later Savaria Museum natural history/natural science department/collection has been one of the most important scientific institutions for the presentation of the flora, fauna and geology of Western Hungary. This was particularly the case before the establishment of the appropriate departments in Sopron Uni...
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1. This paper gives a preliminary report on the mapping of invasive plant species in Hungary done within the framework of the Mapping of the Hungarian Flora Programme. 2. The use of a special "Invasion Data Sheet", showing the occurrence of invasive and other expand- ing native plant species per grid cell, enables the documentation of further chara...
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Japanese hop (Humulus japonicus) is a fast-growing annual twining vine native to the Far East. In North America and Europe it has been planted for over a century as an ornamental. In some European countries it is a casual alien plant. However, in certain countries (e.g. USA, Hungary, Italy) it is naturalized, becoming invasive and at some places th...
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Japanese, giant and Bohemian knotweed (Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr., Fallopia sachalinensis (Frdr. Schmidt) Ronse Decr. and Fallopia ×bohemica (Chrtek et Chrtková) J. P. Bailey) — Taxonomy, Morphology, Origin and distribution, Life cycle, Habitat preference (autecology, phytosociology), Biotic interactions (allelopathy, competition, herbi...
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American and Chinese pokeweed (Phytolacca americana L., Phytolacca esculenta van Houtte) — Taxonomy, Morphology, Origin and distribution, Life cycle, Habitat preference, Biotic interactions, Economic importance (benefits, damages), Nature conservation significance, Bibliography
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Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera Royle) — Taxonomy, Morphology, Origin and distribution, Life cycle, Habitat preference, Biotic interactions, Economic importance, Nature conservation significance, Bibliography
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Sunflower species (Helianthus spp.) — Taxonomy, Morphology, Origin and distribution, Life cycle, Habitat preference (autecology, phytosociology), Biotic interactions (allelopathy, competition, herbivores, pathogens, symbiosis), Economic importance (benefits, damages), Nature conservation significance, Bibliography
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New records of thousand-seed weight are reported for 227 members of the Hungarian dico-tyledonous flora (including some introduced or naturalised species). Seed samples were har-vested from natural populations, kept dry until the end of the vegetation period, then the seed weights were determined. One to three hundred-seed lots were used for measur...
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[Nuphar advena, as an established alien aquatic plant in the lakes of Arboretum Kámon, Szombathely, W-Hungary] [Article in Hungarian]
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(Abstract of poster presentation in Hungarian) — In: Aktuális flóra- és vegetációkutatás a Kárpát-medencében VII. konferencia. Debreceni Egyetem TTK, Debrecen, 2006. febr. 24–26.
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Sunflower species (Helianthus spp.) [Chapter in Hungarian] — www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=menu_1957]
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Japanese hop (Humulus japonicus Sieb. et Zucc.) [Chapter in Hungarian] — www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=menu_1957
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American and Chinese pokeweed (Phytolacca americana L., Phytolacca esculenta van Houtte) [Chapter in Hungarian] — www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=menu_1957
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The East Asian plant Ph. esculenta has been introduced to our continent, thus to Hungary, similar to its congener species, the North American Ph. americana. This latter is naturalised over a large area of Europe for a long time, while Ph. esculenta, however, until quite recently, it has been mentioned mostly as a casual alien only. Lately this spec...
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This is a continuation of a study (Balogh et al. 2004) that appeared in the last volume of this periodical. It is the next part of the systematic publication of the Herbarium of Antal Waisbecker, in the Savaria Museum in Szombathely, and covers ferns. The general historical context was covered in the previous article, but detail is given here of th...
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Details of the biography and botanical works of the Szombathely-born Imre SZABÓ (1876-1929), who taught natural history at the gymnasium (academically oriented secondary school) were published in the Savaria yearbook by Ernő HORVÁTH in 1966. SZABÓ, who taught in Szeged (1901-14), Trencsén (Trenčin, 1914-19), Székesfehérvár (1919-20), and Szombathel...
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(Abstract of oral presentation in Hungarian) — In: A Magyar Biológiai Társaság Botanikai Szakosztályának 1404. szakülése, Budapest, 2004. nov. 22. — http://www.mbt-biologia.hu/gen/pro/mod/let/let_fajl_megnyitas.php?i_faj_azo=475
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(Abstract of oral presentation in Hungarian) — In: A Magyar Biológiai Társaság Botanikai Szakosztályának 1404. szakülése, Budapest, 2004. nov. 22. — http://www.mbt-biologia.hu/gen/pro/mod/let/let_fajl_megnyitas.php?i_faj_azo=475
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The herbarium of the Savaria Museum located in Szombathely (NW Hungary) is one of the biggest regional plant collections of Hungary. Its recent size is about 50,000 specimens. Almost one half of the herbarium is composed of some, separated, hundred-year old collections. Herbarium Waisbeckerianum one of these old collections was established and main...
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An overview of the terminology on plant invasions, and suggestions for the use of certain terms and its definitions (Chapter in Hungarian) – www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=menu_1957
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Characteristic traits of invasive neophytes found in Hungary (Chapter in Hungarian) – www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=menu_1957
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Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera Royle) [Chapter in Hungarian] – www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=menu_1957
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Giant knotweed species (Fallopia sectio Reynoutria) [Chapter in Hungarian] – www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=menu_1957
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In continuation of former studies on ethnobotany and ethnobiodiversity the present stage of Hungarian ethnobotanical research is reviewed, the possible role of ethnobotanical approach and the importance of ethnic components (human diversity, language, traditions) in supporting in situ protection of horticultural plant genetic resources (HPGR) is ex...
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(Article in Hungarian; popular science) – http://www.okologia.mta.hu/sites/default/files/BALOGH_2003_Ozonnovenyek_a_Raba_menten.pdf
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The paper shows a work in process, that investigate the distribution of invasive kenophytes in the spontaneous vegetation of middle part of the Western Hungarian Borderland. The evaluation of data comprises the various aspects of the general and regional attributes. The latter includes the regional degree of distribution and invasiveness of the spe...
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Many attempts have been made to answer the question: “What makes a species invasive?” From previous results, it is clear that there are no general rules; the characteristic traits of invaders change place to place. In this chapter, traits of the species that are invasive and non-invasive in (semi)natural habitats in Hungary were statistically compa...
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New thousand seed weight records are reported for 38 members of the Hungarian monocotyledonous flora. Seed samples were harvested from natural populations, kept dry till the end of the vegetation period, then their seed mass were determined. One to three hundred-seed lots were used for measurements with accuracy of 0.1 mg (up to 30 g) and 0.1 g (ab...
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Buddleja davidii Franch. in the Szigetköz, NW-Hungary (Article in Hungarian)
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The present work is the quadrilingual dictionary of the adventive and the closely linked synanthropic, ruderal as well as the more recent invasion-ecology terms in Greek/Latin, English, German and Hungarian language (about 300 items). Its target is not the evaluation and definition of the individual terms, which occured in the special literature of...
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A key is provided for the Fallopia species (section Reynoutria) currently occuring in Hungary. It includes exomorphological characters of the parent species (F. japonica, F. sachalinensis) and their hybrid (F. ×bohemica), and briefly refers to certain taxonomic and nomenclatural problems.
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Gyula Gayer (1883-1932) – whose principal occupation was a judge – was the curator of the Narural History Department of the Vas County Museum (in Szombathely) between 1923 and 1932. His principal botanical achievements were in the following three areas: systematical-monographical (Aconitum, Rubus, Viola), foristic (Transdanubia, Upper Hungary, Tran...
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Phytochemical habit and life strategy (Chapter in Hungarian)
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The paper reports on a body of still unpublished plant illustrations practically unknown to the professional public or met with only in references. The illustrations made by Andor Vizkeleti Vargha between 1924 and 1926, under the direction of Gyula Gáyer, head of the natural history collection at Vas County Museum, are scientifically accurate repre...
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The spatial distribution and abundance of some important invasive plant species have been surveyed in the Őrség Landscape Protection Area (ŐLPA) in Western Hungary, situated in the former “Iron Curtain Zone”. During field studies performed within “The Natural History of Őrség” research program, high values of invasion of the natural or seminatural...
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Recently, a new adventive plant has reached Hungary. The yellow monkey-flower – Mimulus guttatus DC. (Scrophulariaceae) – is already naturalized in most parts of Europe, first of all along the river banks. The present study gives some information on the difficulties of nomenclature, paying special attention to the longstanding confusion with M. lut...
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The actual vegetation of two valuable fen complexes of the Pápa-Bakonyalja region is presented in the study through a more detailed description and the evaluation of the coenological surveys made in the fen associations. The most important floristical values (Trollius europaeus, Allium suaveolens, Spiranthes spiralis, Allium angulosum etc.) found e...
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Old trees to be protected in Western Transdanubia, Hungary [article in Hungarian]

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