Botanical Models

MODELS OF PLANTS R. BRENDEL – BERLIN

The collection reproduces anatomical structures of plants made of various materials: recognizable wood, plaster, cardboard, iron reinforcements, adhesives, paints. The purpose of teaching is quite clear due to the discrete faithfulness of the specimens, the use of likely colors, the disassembly of the pieces, the possibility to observe sections.

The pieces are provided with a label bearing the scientific name, the numbering, often the common name in 4 languages – German, English, Italian and French – sometimes a brief description and, in some cases, the manufacturer’s name: R. Brendel, W. Berlin, Ausbacherstrasse 56.

There are some obvious abrasions that removed some writing. The bases are always in wood.

As indicated by the labels pinned to the base of each model, the collection comes from the Cabinet of Natural History at the Royal Technical Institute was founded in Bergamo in 1862, today the 1st Tech. Commercial and Tourist School “Vittorio Emanuele II ‘.

Its collections are the source coming from the Museum of Natural Science which it held for decades the botanical collections before allocation to the Botanical Garden.

Unlike other historical collections, there is no trace of the models in the description of the manuscript by Enrico Caffi Museum in 1940, during the second world war.

Perhaps it was attributed to the civic collections in the hectic period between 1943 and 1944 when, because of military occupation of the school and the various peregrinations of the office, there was the dispersion of educational and bibliographic supply.

The collection is in a fairly good condition.

 

 

MODELS OF PLANTS R. BRENDEL BERLIN

ID

FAMILY

GENRE SPECIES

1

VIOLACEAE Viola tricolor

2

PAPAVERACEAE Papaver sp.

3

PAPAVERACEAE Papaver sp.

4

RANUNCULACEAE Ranunculus sp.

5

VITACEAE Vitis silvestris

6

VITACEAE Vitis silvestris

7

VITACEAE Vitis vinifera

8

VITACEAE Vitis vinifera

9

VITACEAE Vitis vinifera

10

BORAGINACEAE Symphytum officinale

11

SCROPHULARIACEAE Digitalis purpurea

12

LILIACEAE Lilium martagon

13

AMARYLLIDACEAE Galanthus nivalis

14

ORCHIDACEAE Orchis morio

15

GRAMINACEAE Triticum aestivum

16

NEPENTHACEAE Nepenthes sp.

17

DROSERACEAE Dionaea muscipula

18

PAPILIONACEAE Phaseolus vulgare

19

CONIFERAE Pinus sp.

20

CUPULIFERAE Corylus avellana

21

URTICACEAE Ficus carica

22

EUPHORBIACEAE Euphorbia sp.

23

MELANTHIACEAE Colchicum autumnale

24

ROSACEAE Prunus avium

25

FAGACEAE Quercus robur

26

POACEAE Triticum aestivum

27

FAGACEAE Quercus robur