Historia Plantarum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Historia Plantarum is Latin and literally means History of Plants, although better translations would be "on plants" or "treatise on plants". There has been more than one book by this title.

  • Historia Plantarum (also called Enquiry into Plants/Inquiry into Plants) is the name by which is known an ancient Greek survey of botany written by Theophrastus between the 3rd and the 2nd century BC. This work was organised in ten books, and is an encyclopedia of the plant kingdom, in which a draft taxonomy is sketched, together with a basic classification of plant "elements".[1] The work served as a reference point in botany for many centuries, and was further developed around 1200 by Giovanni Bodeo da Stapelio, who added a commentarius and drawings.
  • Historia Plantarum is the title of a book by John Ray, published in 1686.
  • Historia Plantarum Rariorum (A History of Rare Plants) is a book published by John Martyn in 1728–1737.
  • Historia Plantarum in Palatinatu Electorali is a book by Johan Adam Pollich published 1776–1777.
  • Nomenclator ex Historia Plantarum Indigenarum Helvetiae Excerptus Auctore by Albrecht von Haller is an index (nomenclator) to his Historia Stirpium Indigenarum Helvetiae Inchoata published in 1768.


  1. ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Theophrastus". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.