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Lilium martagon L.

krolliljans introduktion och tidiga historia i Sverige intill år 1795 - i en europeisk liljekontext

Lundquist, Kjell (2005). Lilium martagon L. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2005:19
ISBN 91-576-7018-8
[Doctoral thesis]

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When was the Turk's-cap Lily (Martagon Lily) introduced to Sweden? In the Swedish Middle Ages or 500 years later, during The Swedish Great Power period? This dissertation contests the widely held position, known as kompendietraditionen, according to which the Turk's-cap Lily was introduced to Sweden in the Middle Ages. It conducts a thor-ough examination of (primarily written) Swedish botanical and horticultural sources from the Middle Ages to the final decades of the 18th century. Its main focus is on Sweden, parallel sources from the other Nordic and relevant European countries, such as England, the Netherlands and Germany, are also analysed in some depth. The investigation examines Turk's-cap Lily’s name history, especially the names lilium and martagon. From antiquity up to Linné’s binary nomenclature and his binary designation: Lilium martagon, the early-scientific names and phrase epithets of the species are analysed together with all the early Swedish names. A significant part of the thesis is devoted to the analysis of the diffi-culties surrounding correspondences in history between names and actually living plants. Based on documentary evidence, the Turk's-cap Lily’s early history is reconstructed for Swe-den and the other Nordic countries. Our findings show that the first Turk's-cap Lily of the North blossomed in Bergen, Norway, 1597. Introductions of the Turk's-cap Lily in gardens in England and on the Continent were exam-ined for the purpose of putting the history of introduction in Sweden into context. The systematic categorisation and development of the Turk's-cap Lily in relation to the other European lily spe-cies, including their morphological, ecological and genetic conditions, is treated from a historical point of view. A collection of fourteen supplements enlarges and illustrates different aspects of the investigation, such as for instance a supplement about “lillies in the Bible”. The main result of the dissertation is that the Turk's-cap Lily was introduced to Sweden dur-ing the first half of the 17th century. The result is confirmed by investigations of the circumstances in the other Nordic countries. The monograph is richly illustrated; some of the old dawings are published for the first time.

Authors/Creators:Lundquist, Kjell
Title:Lilium martagon L.
Subtitle:krolliljans introduktion och tidiga historia i Sverige intill år 1795 - i en europeisk liljekontext
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :March 2005
Number of Pages:484
Place of Publication:Alnarp
ISBN for printed version:91-576-7018-8
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F70 Plant taxonomy and geography
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:lilium, plant introduction, introduced varieties, taxanomy, nomenclature, history, sweden
Keywords:Lilium martagon L., krollilja, lilja, Martagon Lily, Turk's-cap Lily, lilies, Türkenbundlilie, Gold-wurz, växtintroduktion, historiskt växtmaterial, trädgårdsväxter, trädgårdshistoria, kompendie-tradition, växtnamnhistoria, växtnamn, ängens liljor, lilies of the fields, Linnaeus, Olof Rud-beck, Caspar Bauhin, Henrik Høyer, Carolus Clusius
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ID Code:811
Department:?? 4050 ??
Deposited On:12 Apr 2005 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:07

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