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Department of Botany

+361 478 4236
+361 478 4100 / 8662, 8691
+361 478 4238
Head of Unit
Cserhalmi Dániel
1077 Budapest Rottenbiller u. 50.
Postal address
1400 Budapest Pf. 2. P.O. Box 2
Rottenbiller street I. Floor

History of the Department

The botany was – from the establishment of the university (1787) – as ground subject absolved. The lectures were presented firstly by the professors of chemistry, later by other persons (Márton Galambos /1857-1865/, Lajos Thanhoffer /1873-1874/, Béla Thormay /1874/). From 1874 till 1895 Kálmán Czakó (Professor of Pathology and Pharmacology) organized the botanical education. The botanical hay analysis was introduced – for example – according to his proposition. After this death Professor Gyula Magyary-Kossa (1896-1913) and Professor Zoltán Szabó (1913-1923) have the botanical lectures and seminars absolved. Both Professors have given extreme importance to the information on poisonous and forage plants. Later, dr. Bertalan Hazslinszky (1931-1944) has published one textbook of great importance (?Microscopic analysis of foods and forages of plant origin?). This book was (and is today) a valuable compendium.

After the World War II was dr. Ádám Boros (well-known botanist-bryologist) the head of the botanical education. In 1953 was the Department of Botany official established, first head was the Associate Professor Vidor Modor (1953-1971). Scientific projects were presented on histology of some medicinal and poisonous plants. The second head of the Department was dr. Ede Haraszti (Associate Professor, later Professor: 1971-1986). He studied some questions of grassland (botany and management), as well as of poisonous plants and plant poisonings. He published in 1985 the textbook: ?Poisonous plants and plant poisonings?. From 1986 till 1990 was Professor József Bokori (Department of Animal Nutrition) the curator of the Department. Since 1990: dr. János Vetter (Associate Professor, later Professor) have been the head of Department. New educational aims and works were received during the last 16 years: participations in German and English courses of veterinary education (from 1990 and 1992, respectively), organisation and performance of new facultative courses (Mycology, Grassland, Medicinal Plants, Edible and poisonous mushrooms etc.), participation in the educations of zoologists (from 1996: Plant Morphology, Plant Systematics, Plant Physiology) and biologists (BSc from 2006).

General guide

Dear students!

The following information was set up because of your easier orientation.

  • You can come into the Department of Botany pushing the (red) bell „Secretariat/Cserhalmi” (if is not specific  teacher whom you are coming to). In case you are looking for the specific person, you should push the bell belonging to the teacher in question.
  • The Department waits its students wishing to learn from 7.45 am.
  • The first lesson/lecture begins at 8.15 am. We would like to ask you to keep the exact time.

By any chance you are late; please push the ring button „lecture room 6” to get into.

  • The lectures are usually given in rooms 6 and 7, from the entrance to the left, at the end of the corridor.
  • Bicycle can be stored only in the court. There is a bike container in the yard.
  • It is not allowed to bring in dogs and any other animal.
  • You have the opportunity to lend almost all the curricula of the lectures given by the Department on CD at the secretariat. The CDs should be brought back in 2 weeks at the very latest.
  • You could find all the descriptions, requirements, exam questions, curricula of any actual  subject on the
  • And the availabilities of the Department’s staff ( Dr. Cserhalmi Dániel, Dr. Vetter János) can be found clicking “The faculty” -> “Staff” .
  • You could ask the secretariat for the printed documents of exact objects (exam questions). First floor, room 14.
  • Notes and other documents are not permitted to copy.
  • The lost things can be received in the secretariat. We generally store them till 2-3 months. After this we cannot take responsibility for the things.
  • The availabilities of the Department:

We wish you a successful academic year!
The staff of the Department