Plant biology and officinal herbs

Lectures: 4 h 

Main Topics:

Fundamentals of the structure and functioning of seed-producing plants. Pollination. Evolution and significance of fragrance production by plants and other photosynthetic organisms. Histology and anatomy of plants in relation to fragrance production. Glandular trichomes. Families of plants producing high quantities of high-quality odorous molecules and their general and specific characteristics.

    Prof. Alessio Papini
    Department of Biology
    University of Florence, Italy
    email: alessio.papini (at)
    tel. +39 055 2757395