Károly Kalchbrenner (born 5 May 1807 in Pöttelsdorf, died 5 June 1886 in Spišské Vlachy) was a Hungarian mycologist. He trained in theology early in life and became a priest in Spišské Vlachy, north-eastern Slovakia. His contributions include the publication of 60 papers and description of more than 400 fungi from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. He wrote and illustrated the Icones Selectae Hymenomycetum Hungariae. Among those he later collaborated with are Ferdinand von Mueller in Victoria, Australia, John Medley Wood in South Africa, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke in England and Felix von Thümen in Austria. He was elected a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.
|Died||6 June 1886 (aged 79)|
|Known for||Papers and descriptions of more than 400 fungi from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America|
|Awards||Genus Kalchbrenneriella named in his honour|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||Kalchbr.|
Kalchbrenner's descriptions were included in Mueller's Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae, and several papers in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, "Definitions of new fungi" and new descriptions of Western Australian Agaricus in 1882, and further descriptions of new fungi species in 1883.
- Paul Diederich (Autumn 2002) Kalchbrenneriella, a New Genus to Accommodate the Lichenicolous Hyphomycete Torula cyanescens The Bryologist, 105 (3) pp. 411-14
- Kalchbrenner, C. (1882). "Definitions of some new Australian fungi". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 7: 104–106. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.22735.
- Kalchbrenner, C. (1882). "Fungi aliquot Australiae orientalis". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 7: 563.
- Kalchbrenner, C. (1883). "Description of two new fungi". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 8: 175. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.28642.
- Maiden, J. H. (1908). "Records of Australian botanists". Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales. C. Potter, Acting. Govt. Printer. 42.
- Kalchbrenner K. 1882) Grevillea 11(no. 57): p. 24
- IPNI. Kalchbr.
- Biography on Cybertruffle
- Biography in Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon
- Biography in Hungarian with picture[permanent dead link]