Vol 87, No 3 (2018)

Cover Page

On the cover The specimen of Dicranum polysetum Sw. from S. B. Gorski‘s bryophyte collection in the Herbarium of Vilnius University (WI). It was collected in 1834 in the forest surrounded by the Neris River (currently the Vingis Park, Vilnius). Stanisław Batys Gorski (1802–1864) was a pharmacist, botanist, and entomologist. His bryological collection in WI contains 729 specimens. This is probably a part of the collection described in Gorski‘s manuscript as “Herbarium generale Polonicum et Lithuanicum”. It also includes the material collected or received by exchange during Gorski’s travels to Central and Southern Europe. In 2016, the collection was reassembled and revised.

[Author: Mindaugas Rasimavičius]

Note from the Editor The correct name of this great naturalist and collector is Stanisław Batys Górski. It can be seen in his handwriting on the photograph dedicated to his colleague Józef Warszewicz (Köhler 2014, Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum Vol. 2, No. 1, DOI: 10.11590/abhps.2014.1.02). The commonly used version of the last name: Gorski, is simplified.

Beata Zagórska-Marek