Tobías Lasser

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Tobías Lasser

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Born(1911-05-24)May 24, 1911
DiedMay 25, 2006(2006-05-25) (aged 95)

Tobías Lasser CBE (May 24, 1911 – May 25, 2006), was a recognized Venezuelan botanist, being a fundamental pillar in the creation of the Botanical Garden of Caracas, the School of Biology and the Faculty of Sciences of the Central University of Venezuela. He was born in Agua Larga, Falcón State, Venezuela.


He was honoured in 1960, when botanist Richard William George Dennis published Lasseria , which is a genus of fungi in the Helotiales order. [1]


The standard author abbreviation Lasser is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. [2]

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  1. "Lasseria R.W.Dennis, 1960". Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  2. International Plant Names Index.  Lasser.

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