Paul Sydow

Paul Sydow (1 November 1851 in Kallies – 26 February 1925 in Sophienstädt near Ruhlsdorf)[1] was a German mycologist and lichenologist, father of Hans Sydow (1879–1946).

He worked as a schoolmaster in Berlin. With his son, Hans, he authored works involving descriptions of new species of ascomycetes, rusts and smuts.[2] He also wrote about algae. He authored 252 works in five languages.[3]


  • Paul Sydow: Die Flechten Deutschlands : Anleitung zur Kenntnis und Bestimmung der deutschen Flechten, 1887.
  • Paul and Hans Sydow: Monographia Uredinearum : seu specierum omnium ad hunc usque diem cognitarum descriptio et adumbratio systematica, 1904–1924.[4]
  • Gustav Lindau and Paul Sydow: Thesaurus literaturae mycologicae et lichenologicae. (1908–1917, 5 volumes).

He also made contributions to volume 12 of Pier Andrea Saccardo's Sylloge fungorum omnium hucusque cognitorum, 1897,[3] as well as volume 11 of his Annales Mycologici.[5]


  1. ^ UNI Goettingen Department of Systematic Botany
  2. ^ Google Books Dictionary of the Fungi, edited by P.M. Kirk, P.F. Cannon, D.W. Minter, J.A. Stalpers
  3. ^ a b WorldCat Identities (publications)
  4. ^ (bibliography)
  5. ^ Bensch, K. (2020). "Saccardo, P.A. 1913. Notae mycologicae. Series XVI. Annales Mycologici. 11(4):312-325". MycoBank. International Mycological Association (IMA) and the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  6. ^ IPNI.  P. Syd.

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