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Wageningen University & Research - Image Collections

About this collection

This collection stores the outcome of 40 years of root system excavations and drawings executed in Europe, predominantly Austria. The drawings, their analysis and description were executed by the Pflanzensoziologisches Institut, Klagenfurt, led by Prof. Dr. Lore Kutschera (d. 2008). The Institute is now continued in Bad Goisern, Austria. The work led to a number of publications, and is the counterpart of the work by John E. Weaver (Nebraska) in the United States. These scans of the original drawings (made by Univ.-Prof. Dr. E. Lichtenegger (d. 2004)) cover a wide variety of species ranging from agricultural crops, to associated weeds, but also natural vegetation, from orchids to alpine shrubs and trees. The drawings are those of rooting systems of individual species carefully isolated from their environment, and drawn in fine detail.

 

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