Wan Chun Cheng

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Wan Chun Cheng or Zheng Wanjun (Chinese :郑万钧; pinyin :Zhèng Wànjūn, 1908–1987) [1] was a Chinese botanist. Initially one of the Chinese plant collectors who followed in the wake of the Europeans after 1920, he became one of the world's leading authorities on the taxonomy of gymnosperms. Working at the National Central University in Nanjing, he was instrumental in the identification in 1944 of the dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides previously known only from fossils. [2] The plant Juniperus chengii is named in his honour.

The standard author abbreviation W.C.Cheng is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. [3]

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  2. Roy Lancaster (2013). "Helping a fossil live on". The Garden . Royal Horticultural Society. 138 (1): 45.
  3. IPNI.  W.C.Cheng.