The Institute of Botany was set as an independent institute with a Botanical Garden at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) by Decree No 24 of February 19, 1947 of the National Assembly of the People's Republic of Bulgaria on the strength of which the Botanical Department of the Royal Institutes for Natural Sciences merged with the Sofia Royal Botanical Garden. Its founder and first Director was Acad. Nikolai Stoyanov, a man of great erudition
Institute of Botany of the CASZĂˇmek - Czech Republic
The Institute was established by a resolution of the twenty-first session of the Presidium of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (hereinafter CSAS) held on 20 December 1961, which took effect on 1 January 1962, under the name the Institute of Botany of the CSAS. Under section 18 (2) of Act No. 283/1992 Coll., the Institute became an entity of the ASCR as of 31 December 1992.
Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS), is originally the Yunnan Provincial Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Botany which was founded in 1938, and was affiliated to Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and renamed CAS Institute of Systematic Botany Kunming Station in 1950. KIB became independent in April 1959 with the approval of national science authority. China’s famed botanists of older generations such as
Botany is defined as the scientific study of plants. Here, the complex world of plants is explained in: * Ethnobotany - study of how different cultures use plants * Medicinal plants - various medicinal plant profiles, uses and history * Plant Ecology relationship of plants to the environment and the different plant ecology systems throughout the world * Plant Species - plant profiles, identification of trees, flowers and plant