Algarium. Algae collected by G. Chierchia.
Album composed of two cardboard plates held together by ties, which contain 104 algae applied on sheets of various sizes, each with its descriptive card that also specifies the place of collection, dating 1882. On some sheets, using special cards, of each alga the vulgar name, the order, the family, the place of collection, the precise date and the name of the collector are indicated.
** Precious algal herbarium, useful as a tool for research on the biodiversity of marine algae. This work was performed on behalf of the Central Hydrobiology Laboratory of Rome. & Nbsp; The & nbsp; Vettor Pisani & nbsp; it was a pyro corvetta & nbsp; ad & nbsp; helix & nbsp; della & nbsp; Regia Marina , active between 1869 and 1892. The samples were taken mainly in Callao, Peru, but also in Ecuador. & nbsp; & nbsp; The & nbsp; Vettor Pisani & nbsp; stationed in Guayaquil for two and a half months, during which the lieutenant Gaetano Chierchia, instructed by the professor & nbsp; Felix Anton Dohrn & nbsp; of & nbsp; Zoological station of Naples , took care of the collection and conservation of zoological samples. & nbsp;