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Eduard Fenzl (1808-1879), lithograph by Adolf Dauthage

Eduard Fenzl (1808, Krummnußbaum – 1879, Vienna) was an Austrian botanist.[1]

Life and contributionsEdit

An obituary notes "[h]e was Professor of Botany and Director of the Imperial Botanical Cabinet, a member of the Vienna Academy of Sciences, and Vice-President of the Vienna Horticultural Society."[2]

Fenzl made contributions towards Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius's Flora Brasiliensis and to Stephan Endlicher's Enumeratio plantarum quas in Novae Hollandiae, etc. He was the author of Pugillus plantarum novarum Syriæ et Tauri occidentalis primus (1842).[3]

The plant genus Fenzlia is named in his honor.[4]



  1. ^ UNI, Department of Systematic Botany (biographical details)
  2. ^ Popular Science Monthly Vol. 16 "Notes." p. 432
  3. ^ WorldCat Identities (publications)
  4. ^ The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement by William Dwight Whitney
  5. ^ IPNI.   Fenzl.

Further readingEdit

  • H. W. Reichardt. "Eduard Fenzl". In: Österreichische Botanische Zeitschrift, 12:1, 1862 (in German)

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