Albert Julius Otto Penzig

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Albert Julius Otto Penzig, also referred to as Albertus Giulio Ottone Penzig (15 March 1856, Samitz, Silesia 6 March 1929, Genoa) was a German mycologist.

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In 1877 he earned his degree from University of Breslau, afterwards serving as an assistant to Pier Andrea Saccardo at the botanical garden in Padua. Beginning in 1882 he was privat-docent at the University of Modena, becoming director of the Stazione Agraria Modena during the following year. In 1887 he was appointed professor of botany at the University of Genoa. [1] [2]

Later he traveled to Ceylon and Java, where he conducted investigations of Myxomycetes in the laboratories at the Buitenzorg botanical gardens. While in Indonesia, he also took part in a scientific excursion to the Krakatau island group. [1]

The mycological genus Penzigia was named in his honor in 1888 by Pier Andrea Saccardo. His name is also associated with the genera Penzigina (author: botanist Otto Kuntze, 1891) and Penzigiella (author: painter/bryologist Max Fleischer, 1906). [3]

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The standard author abbreviation Penz. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 Nationaal Herbarium Nederland (biographical text)
  2. Universität Zürich Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Zürcher Herbarien - Sammler Details
  3. BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  4. WorldCat Identities (publications)
  5. IPNI.  Penz.