Botanical Exploration Of Sinai
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The history of the botanical exploration of Sinai has been reviewed. It has been divided into the following periods: I. Expeditions in the eighteenth century. II. Exploration from 1800 till the publication of "Florula Sinaica". III. Exploration from 1835 till the publication of "Flora Orientalis". IV. A decade of intensive exploration (1861-1871). V. An era of extensive floristic studies (1871-1929) with the publication of the Flora of Egypt. VI. A period of updating. VII. An era of phytoecological studies. A chronological list of those who contributed to the botany of Sinai and their contribution are given. The motivations and inspiration for the studies undertaken in sinai are investigated.