Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2019, 67, 981-992
Published online 2019-08-26

An Assortment of Woody Plants Produced in the Manor of Nové Dvory at the Turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries: North American Taxa

Miloš Pejchal1,2, Lukáš Štefl1,2

1Department of Planting Design and Maintenance, Faculty of Horticulture, Mendel University in Brno, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Institute of Botany of the CAS, v. v. i., 252 43 Průhonice, Czech Republic

Received November 22, 2018
Accepted June 13, 2019

The noble family of Chotek began with the realization of extensive landscaping in their manor of Nové Dvory at the end of the 18th century. Lists of woody plants produced for these purposes and for sale were preserved from the years 1794, 1800 and 1814. 276 taxa of foreign woody plants in the current concept, permanently cultivated outdoors, have been identified in all three lists at least to the level of the species. 91 taxa come from North America, with 81 being the first documented place of their presence in the territory of the Czech Republic. All North American taxa are natural, none of them originated in culture.


This contribution was created within the framework of the project “Biotic threats to garden monuments: algae, cyanobacteria and invasive plant species” (DG16P02M041), implemented in the years 2016–2020 within the Program of Applied Research and Development of National and Cultural Identity (NAKI II) of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.


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