Botanical Collection

The basis for its creation was so-called Liptov Collection from 1904. Its administrator was V. Vraný coming from Czech Chvaletice. He worked as a teacher and a notary of denomination in Liptovský Mikuláš. He was also a recognized expert of the Carpathian flora. Thanks to V. Vraný, the Museum owns a valuable botanical collection that includes herbarium items as well as author’s coloured drawings of plants and insects. The current botanical collection is divided into three groups: vascular plants, fungi, and cryptogams. It consists of herbarium items, wood samples (sections), models of fungi, acrylates, and lichens and bryophytes samples from surroundings of cave entrances in the Jánska Valley and adjacent areas. It started to be created in 2000 – 2003 by systematic acquisition. A collection of seeds and fruits as a part of the Museum botanical collection has been created since 2000. Its origin was stimulated by the Museum exhibition named Seeds and Fruits of our Trees and Bushes. Collection items are mostly from the Slovak territory, several tens of them are from abroad as well.

Besides the historically valuable collection of V. Vraný, in the Museum deposits there are also placed herbariums of I. Stodola a K. Illeys from the beginning of the 20th century.           


Curators:  Ing. Janka Padyšáková, Mgr. Barbora Kyzeková