Jinzō Matsumura (松村 任三 Matsumura Jinzō, February 14, 1856 – May 4, 1928) was a Japanese botanist. The standard author abbreviation Matsum. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.
|Born||February 14, 1856|
|Died||May 4, 1928 (aged 72)|
|Alma mater||University of Würzburg|
Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
|Institutions||University of Tokyo|
|Doctoral students||Bunzō Hayata|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||Matsum.|
Matsumura was born in Ibaraki Prefecture, of a samurai family. He took a great interest in botany as a young man. In 1883, he had been made assistant professor of botany in the University of Tokyo under Ryōkichi Yatabe. Matsumura then studied abroad at the Würzburg and Heidelberg between 1886 and 1888. In 1890, he became professor at the University of Tokyo and in 1897 director of the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens. He also served as dean of the botanical department. In 1922, Matsumura retired from teaching, and began to publish Waka poetry.
- Nomenclature of Japanese Plants in Latin, Japanese, and Chinese (1884)
- Names of Plants and their Products in English, Japanese, and Chinese (1892)
- Conspectus of Leguminosœ (1902)
- Index plantarum Japonicarum: Cryptogamœ (1904)
- Phanerogamœ (1905)
- with Ito, Tentamen Florœ Lutchuensis (1899)
- with Ito, Rivisio Alni Specierum Japonicarum (1902)
- with Hayata, Enumeratio Plantarum in Insula Formosa Sponte Crescentium (1906)
- IPNI. Matsum.
- Brummitt, RK; CE Powell. 1992. Authors of Plant Names. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-085-4
- "Japan Magazine: A Representative Monthly of Things Japanese". Japan Magazine Company. 1921. p. 609.
- Quattrocchi, Umberto (1999). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Nmaes: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. CRC Press.
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