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Scientist Moritz Willkomm (1821-1895)

German botanist. Professor of natural history in Tharandt (1855). In 1868 he was appointed professor of botany and director of thebotanical garden at the University of Dorpat, and from 1874 to 1892, maintained similar roles at the University of Prague. In 1844-45 and 1850-51 he collected plants in Spain and Portugal. Following his tenure at Dorpat, he embarked on a scientific excursion to the Balearic Islands off the eastern coast of Spain. The grass genus Willkommia (family Poaceae) is named in his honor.

Also see hybridizerMoritz Willkomm.

Iris publications:

Willkomn, M., & Lange, (1860). Prod., Fl. Hispaniae 1, 141 (1860). Xiphium serotina.

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Topic revision: r1 - 23 Feb 2016, Harloiris
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