Karl Moritz Schumann

Karl Moritz Schumann (17 June 1851 – 22 March 1904) was a German botanist.

Karl Moritz Schumann
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Born(1851-06-17)June 17, 1851
DiedMarch 22, 1904(1904-03-22) (aged 52)
NationalityGerman
Scientific career
Institutionscurator of the Botanisches Museum
Author abbrev. (botany)K. Schum.

Schumann was born in Görlitz. He was curator of the Botanisches Museum in Berlin-Dahlem from 1880 until 1894. He also served as the first chairman of the Deutsche Kakteen-Gesellschaft (German Cactus Society) which he founded November 6, 1892. He died in Berlin.

Karl Moritz Schumann participated as a collaborator in Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien by Adolf Engler and K. A. E. Prantl and in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.

The genera Schumannianthus (Gagnepain), Schumanniophyton (Harms), Schumannia (Kuntze) and several species were named after him, including:

BibliographyEdit

  • Schumann, K. M., "Gesamtbeschreibung der Kakteen" (Complete description of cacti), 1898.
  • Schumann, K. M., et al., "Kakteen (Iconographia Cactacearum) im Auftrage der Deutschen Kakteen-Gesellschaft", 1900–1921.
  • Schumann, K. M., "Praktikum für morphologische und systematische Botanik", 1904.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IPNI.  K. Schum.

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