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Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Leontyevich Komarov (Russian: Влади́мир Лео́нтьевич Комаро́в; 13 October [O.S. 1 October] 1869 – 5 December 1945) was a Russian botanist.

Until his death in 1945, he was senior editor of the Flora SSSR (Flora of the U.S.S.R.), in full comprising 30 volumes published between 1934–1960.[1] He was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1914 and its full member in 1920. He served as President of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1936-1945.

The Komarov Botanical Institute and its associated Komarov Botanical Garden in Saint Petersburg are named after him.

List of selected publicationsEdit

  • Coniferae of Manchuria. Trudy Imp. S.Peterburgsk. Obsc. 32: 230-241 (1902).
  • De Gymnospermis nonnullis Asiaticis I, II. Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada RSFSR 4: 177-181, 5: 25-32 (1923–1924).
  • Florae peninsulae Kamtschatka (1927).
  • Komarov, V. L., ed. (1934–1960). Flora of the U.S.S.R. 30 vols. Leningrad: Botanicheskii institut akademii nauk SSSR.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Alexander Karpinsky
President of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
Succeeded by
Sergey Vavilov