Cephalonia Botanica undertook the digitization of its Herbarium in 2016, aiming to create a state-of-the-art record of its plant collection.

Each plant is photographed during its annual cycle – before, during and after bloom – and in its desiccated form.  All plants are also depicted in a painted illustration.  If the plant is included in John Sibthorp’s monumental Flora Graeca, then we reproduce Ferdinad Bauer’s engraving, courtesy of the Radcliffe Science Library, Unversity of Oxford.

It is our way of paying tribute to those pioneer botanical expeditions in Greece during the 18th century, when the illustrator acted as the photographer of the time.  The entry is completed by a map of the Garden showing the location/s where the plant is to be found. We extend our warmest thanks to our volunteers, whose contribution to this project has been crucial, both in photographing the plants and in formatting the documents
Asparagus acutifolius