Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers

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Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers (26 December 1816 in Mühlhausen – 18 June 1853 in Berlin) was a German botanist. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Walp. when citing a botanical name. [1]

He received his education at the Universities of Greifswald and Breslau, earning his habilitation in 1848 at Berlin. He died on 18 June 1853 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. [2]

The plant genus Walpersia (synonym Phyllota ) is named after him. [3] [4]

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References

  1. Brummitt, R. K.; C. E. Powell (1992). Authors of Plant Names. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN   1-84246-085-4.
  2. biography of Walpers @ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  3. JSTOR Global Plants Walpersia
  4. GRIN Taxonomy for Plants Walpersia Harv.
  5. Walpers, Wilhelm Gerhard (1845). Repertorium botanices systematicae (Vol. III ed.). sumtibus Friderici Hofmeister.