Gustav Kunze

Intro German botanist
A.K.A. Kunze
Was Scientist Botanist Zoologist Entomologist Professor Educator Biologist Mycologist
From Germany
Type Academia Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 4 October 1793, Leipzig, Germany
Death 30 April 1851, Leipzig, Germany (aged 57 years)
Star sign Libra

Gustav Kunze Gustav Kunze (4 October 1793, Leipzig – 30 April 1851, Leipzig) was a German professor of zoology, an entomologist and botanist with an interest mainly in ferns and orchids. Kunze joined the Wernerian Natural History Society in Edinburgh in 1817. He later became Zoology Professor at Leipzig University and in 1837 was appointed director of the Botanical Gardens in Leipzig. In 1851 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The plant genus Kunzea was named in his honour.

Works

Beiträge zur Monographie der Rohrkäfer. Neue Schrift. Naturf. Ges. Halle, 2 (4): 1-56. (1818). Die Farrnkrauter in Kolorirten Abbildungen: Naturgetreu Erläutert und Beschrieben. 2 volumes (1847-1851). Index Filicum (sensu latissimo) in Hortis Europæis Cultarum Synonymis Interpositis Auctus, cura A. Baumanni. Orig. in Linnaea XXXIII (1850). Pub. as book (1853). Zeugophora (Jochträger) eine neue Käfergattung. Neue Schrift. Naturf. Ges. Halle, 2 (4):. 71-76.(1818). with Philipp Wilbrand Jacob Müller 1822. Monographie der Ameisenkäfer (Scydmaenus Latreille). Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Leipzig 1: 175–204.

Collection

His collection is in Naturkundemuseum Leipzig. The standard author abbreviation Kunze is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

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