Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

The Botanical Garden of Portici, Italy: a note from 1865 on its first botanical collections.

Abstract

A document held at the State Archives in Naples entitled "Notamento dei vasi e piante esistenti nei vari giardini né due boschi Superiore ed Inferiore in Portici" dated June 3, 1865, contains a census of the botanical assets of the Royal Palace of Portici gardens and park. The list includes 118 identifiable species, 59 of which are still present in the Botanical Garden of Portici. This valuable document lists the plants present in the collections at that time, allowing us to trace the origin of some species currently grown in the Botanical Garden of Portici.